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 No.62667

Started getting into this very recently after watching some videos about it on YouTube. I then bought some Sibley and Roger Tory field guides and a Nikon M5 Monarch Binos. Was wondering if there is anyone else who enjoys doing this as well. Seems like a friendly hobby for everyone and its gets you outside and "touching grass".

 No.62668

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>>62667
Here are the recent books I bought that I was talking about

 No.63908

>>62668
I've been interested in getting into birding recently. Thanks for the recommendations OP.

 No.63909

I was interested in this hobby nearly 10 years ago, I bought a field guide for my state and some binoculars, but then my anxiety overcame my desire to have fun. I was constantly worried about using binoculars outside in public; what if someone sees me, a weird adult male all alone, outside and gazing through binoculars? If anyone happens to see me and if any children or succubi are anywhere nearby, they'll think I'm a pervert on the prowl and will call the police or beat me up or record me to "expose" me online. Even if it's unlikely, the possibility creates too much anxiety for me to dare such activities.

I had hopes of searching for and finding all the birds in my field guide's check list, treating it like filling out the Pokedex in Pokemon games, but alas I am just too cowardly to have fun.

 No.63910

>>63909
Anxiety like yours prevents me from doing anything at this point

 No.63912

>>63909
OP here. I never had this problem in fact most people like to strike up conversations. Usually its just the old people since there the only ones who do this activity. I mostly just go on trails anyhow when I go out. Cant imagine anyone really paying you any attention outside of just seeing your binos. This is also coming from someone with pale skin , a shitty mustache ,and long unkept hair underneath a cap.

 No.63913

>>63909
The angles are all wrong, no one thinks birders are perverts because they look up. Birding around high rise buildings may be different, but wild areas have better birding

 No.63917

I watch deer out my window with binoculars sometimes. I should give birds a try.

 No.63918

>>63917
shhoot them eat them, tasty tasty doe flank

 No.63987

I don't really get birding.
After watching a bird for like a minute I am super bored and ready to do something else.



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