Plenty of people find it surprising that I'm actually a biology major. I usually get a surprised, "What? I though you were an art major!" whenever the subject comes up.
But I promise you, I really am a biology major (I even threw in a chemistry minor for good measure).
As a result of that life choice, I take lots of science classes. But, I have to tell you, I think I've found me favorite biology class ever. I'm warning you, this might make me sound a little nerdy (as if I already didn't).
Ornithology, birding, the study of birds, whatever you want to call it, is basically the best bio class ever.
Think about it. I'm already an animal lover. So why wouldn't I love studying little birdies (and the not so little ones). Plus, I get to be outside, in nature, which I also love (clearly).
Now, my bird photography still needs some practice. It's pretty cold out still, so I have some trouble being patient sitting outside long enough to capture some good photos.
Take the following photos for example.
Cute little Red-Headed Woodpecker, right? I saw him while I was walking across the hockey field one morning. As soon as he saw me, he booked his little feathery beak up to the tallest branch in the tree. Once there he hunched himself up against the cold and he and I proceeded to have a very chilly staring contest. He never did come down any further until another bird, a European Starling, dared to perch in his tre. The two then proceeded to holler at each other, until they both flew off.
All I got out of this is some blurry, smallish photos, numb fingers and a few good laughs. But you know what? I really liked it.
So if you see me walking around staring at trees, you'll know why.