As a kid I was introduced to breeding birds, and carried the hobby right through to my early 30's. Circumstances changed, interest waned, and I no longer keep birds. But all that knowledge, and interest in all things feathered, has become a blessing to my photography. I know quite a lot about parrots, and finches, know the ones that are skittish, and those that can be approached. Plus I enjoy getting great shots of them! It's very much a re-kindling of an old love, but in a different way. I wonder if many/any of us have had the same experience?