I try not to refer to birding as a hobby, I don't believe that that word can possibly do justice to what birding gives me.
A hobby is eomthing you do to pass the time, something you may enjoy, or even excel at, but something that ultimately, you can do without.
Birding, for me, is much more. It is, as the title of this entry suggests, a passion- and I suspect most birders would concur. Birding is an emotional event, bringing joy and rapture, frustration, elation and...