Nearly every work day I try to get out at lunch to do a little birding. Having an hour break away from the computer is great not only for stress relief but for finding what birds are on the move.
Of course, birding for less than an hour at midday is by no means the optimal bird-finding experience. However, just being out when the weather is nice (or not) is well worth the often low number of birds found. Of course, during migration these noon outings often yield the first-of-the-years for several species of birds.
Soon there will be Eastern Towhees, Brown Thrashers, and many more wonderful birds that I’ll hopefully discover on these short diversions from the corporate world.