Today, I wandered out back on our property hoping I could track down an elusive sounding bird. But discovered a pleasant surprise and a first sighting on our property... a Barred Owl. I hope he likes the area and decides to settle in for a spell.
On a different note, one of my photos of a Hermit Thrush appears in The Quinte Bird Report a highly respected Naturalist's Newsletter by Terry Spraque.
Strike a balance in all that do. The odds are you'll be happier you did.