I have finally reached that age.
I have put out several bird feeders over the past few years so that I may watch the squirrels, chipmunks, doves, and various other birds from either my office window or my breakfast bay.
From my office, I usually get doves, crows, or squirrels. If I am lucky, I get a woodpecker.
I would never make it as a birder. I either have a heavy foot or just breathe loud because I can never get a picture. My doves come morning and night but when I want to shoot them...they know.
From my breakfast bay, I get a variety of birds and small animals. But mostly...mostly...I get these...
Is that not one ugly ass bird?! I used to think they were just molting juveniles but I get them all the time...all year! Now we do live just a few miles from Oak Ridge, TN which basically was established as a production site for The Manhattan Project. Hmm, maybe that has something to do with it.