I enjoy watching birds in my yard, but I also am beginning to enjoy birding as we travel in our region. My favorite bird is a Northern Cardinal. They are so brightly colored and are easy for me to see. I have several pairs that visit my feed station daily.
I have also begun to discern the difference in the many small, brown or gray birds that visit my feeder, such as the Chipping Sparrow, House Finches (female and males) and Eastern Wood Pee-Wee. I am using Merlin to hear bird calls and song as well to know what birds are making all that noise!