One of these sentiments is a lie.
• Birds are beautiful.
• Birds are fascinating.
• Birds are always too close, prancing around resplendent in their finery and vexing the close-focus on your suddenly useless binoculars. (perhaps if you turned them around?)
Well, go ahead and brush those goldfinches off your laptop and enjoy a closer look some other feathered friends.
And now I shall do the same for you. Until next time…