It's a funny thing about birds. They're so fun to watch, and yet, when I find myself sitting by the window watching the birds, I do occasionally have a moment of panic, when I think "Oh my gosh, I'm turning into an old lady!". But I really do love them and I think I always have.
We've had a couple of close encounters with the birds lately, specifically, they've been in our garage. This spring, we had a hummingbird in the garage and Cliff spent a half an hour watching the poor thing fly around trying to get out. When it was finally tired enough that Cliff could just pick it up, he let it go outside and we assume it recovered fine.
Smart little guys!