One of our neighbors has an award-winning backyard habitat for birds (and squirrels, I’ll wager). The plantings come right up to the cart path, almost daring the golf course to intrude on this special little enclave, and birds flock there for shelter and for feeding.
The habitat extends around the side of the condominium, stretching all the way to the parking areas in front. This is a commitment, a labor of love of bird-watching and of bird photography, I suspect. In fact, I have seen a camera and tripod in the window when the blinds are drawn open, suggesting that the owner lurks behind the camera and captures images of the birds as they feed in the relaxed atmosphere of the habitat.
Fair trade, don’t you think?