I’ll never forget a teenage boy taunting me and my friend in Central Park as he sauntered past us with our binoculars raised expectantly at a flighted pal. “Birds out, nerds out!” He squawked.
I instantly made it into a tee shirt. Birding is one my favorite ways to connect to a place new or familiar. I’m far from alone. A bountiful crop of folks took up birding over the pandemic. As you can tell from this video, I’m very serious about it.