I work in a windowless office in the center of the building in Westchester county NY. There could be a blizzard outside and I would not know. I try to get out to breathe the air and see the sunlight if at all possible. Four laps around the parking lot make a mile (or so I’ve been told.) and I suppose I should do it at a brisk pace not a leisurely stroll, but I find myself watching the birds, examining the wildflowers/weeds, testing the raspberries-that grow along the edge-for ripeness and generally reveling in nature not physical exercise. I think I will bring you occasional snippets from my lunchtime stroll. I have seen some pretty cool birds there. Today’s BOD (bird of the day)–a rusty red Veery at the top of the lot, pecking at something on the ground. As I approached it flew off into the woods. The bins are in the car and I am too lazy to go get them and the bird will be gone anyway. So I just enjoy it as it is.
Are you able to bird at work?