Some days I’d rather be birdwatching

15 April 2010 0 By Viv McWaters

There’s something very meditative and grounding about birdwatching, especially when all around is becoming increasingly complicated. It’s the watching part that I find helpful. They go about their business as birds do.

There’s a bird bath outside my office window. At the moment it’s frequented by about six different species, mainly honeyeaters. At first glance they all look similar, but after a while I can see remarkable differences. If I watch their comings and goings, I can also detect different behaviours too.

They remind me to notice my surroundings and only to do what’s necessary.

Not so different to facilitating really.