Good people, bird watchers. If they can be considered nerds, the only thing they're nerds about is birds. They appreciate the mannerisms of the birds and know their habits and calls. They see small things the Loser, whose binoculars were as good as theirs, don't, like rings around the eyes. Bird watching has little practical use, but doing it sharpens the senses and is a good reason to get outdoors, especially on a perfect autumn day like this one.