Welcome to Ducks and Birds! I can’t really explain our growing enthusiasm for our feathered friends. We have always enjoyed watching the birds in our own backyard and nearby parks and certainly our own brood can name many a species. Our city girl has told us her about her fascination with the fact that it seems to her so many people are rushing around that they seem to forget to look up and they miss the birds that catch her eye. And our son will often report on the birds he has seen as he’s standing on the banks of rivers fishing with his buddies. Perhaps it’s just that as we get older, and are becoming empty-nesters ourselves, we find ourselves with more time to spend watching birds. Anyhow I’ve decided to start this blog so I can record our sightings and share some of the photos and videos which we have taken.