“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
― Robert Lynd
That is what I have learned. If you are rushing and not paying attention, if your mind is occupied with something other than what’s directly in the presence of your experience, you won’t see or hear the birds.
That was how I managed to live before without noticing the birds or the beauty around me. That is why I now have so many first times.
Another first time: The Warbling Vireo