I really admire birds. A very small creature which can fly [usually] build a nest,which is a home for their young,and find all their own food outdoors in all weathers. Humans could not do these things and yet many consider themselves superior to birds. Birds are interesting to watch because of their colours ,antics and songs
We regularly visit Boondall wetlands, near Brisbane. It is the summer breeding ground for many migratory Asian shorebirds. They travel all the way from Siberia and Japan to see us, so it is fun to try and spot them. We take our binoculars and sit quietly with a picnic, and the kids learn to appreciate the stillness of being out in nature.