If you know Abby, you know she LOVES birds. I'm not even sure 'love' does it justice. Not only does she love them, she actually knows a lot about them. She studies her field guides and blows my mind with her ability to identify the birds she sees. She got a bird feeder for Christmas and today when I got home from work I saw three birds at her feeder (there haven't been many in the past few weeks). I showed her the picture when she got home from school and she was THRILLED! My brother in law took this great picture of Abby in California in October!
FYI: Abby's love of birds stems from the fact that I have called her "Birdie" for years. Her name is Abby Jane, which I shorten to Abby "J" (like blue Jay, etc) which somehow became birdie. My birdie!