Why bird watchers are viewed as odd

As if birders don't have a reputation for being a little strange, now there's this circulating the internet: people gleefully watching red-tailed hawk porn on a sunny New York afternoon. No wonder some of the building tenants wanted the nest removed.

This whole nest removal of the Pale Male in New York is not bringing the best out of some people. Emotions are taking over and misinformation is all over the place. I've read more than one editorial that talks about red-tailed hawks being endangered, they are not endangered! They're are one of the most common hawks in the United States. Granted, it is a charismatic bird, and I'm upset the nest was removed, but come on! These are adaptable creatures, they will rebuild.