In uncertain times, quest for birds offers an escape
March 27, 2020
PARK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — As people everywhere prepared to hunker down for what could be an extended period, Sue Zelek couldn't wait to get outside.
She wasn't eager to get to the store to stock up on toilet paper or cleaning supplies. For her, life is looking up. Literally. She's always ready to get her eyes to the skies and treetops to search for birds.
"This is a good time to do that," she said on March 13. "When you're outside, for birders, you're keeping your distance from people. If you're with a group of people, most of the time, the birds aren't going to be there. So you leave that...