I got into backyard birding after I moved into our house and.. surprise! Got a backyard. We have a fig tree that attracts a bunch of birds throughout the year to feast on the fruit and seeds. I have 2 hummingbird feeders that I hang up. Hummingbirds are my favorite, and I have a resident male costas that hangs out in my backyard pretty often. I named him Zippy. There are 3 others that he loves to chase away from the feeder.
Birding is a really fun hobby. I love being able to identify the birds that I see around town. I live in the desert and most people have the idea that it is a truly barren wasteland with no wildlife, and that couldn't be farther from the truth. I wanted to document how many different species I was spotting. I haven't gone out birding in a couple months because of the weather change (it's so freaking hot!) but I can't wait until autumn to get back in the field.