If there's not much bird action close to where you live, go somewhere else! Get out of county or state, go find the birds, find the action. Don't wait for it to come to you. Fall migration will be a great time for finding action, and when you find the birds, if you have a camera go ahead and take some shots before it goes off but take time to enjoy what you have the privilege of getting to see. Every bird should be enjoyed and payed attention too just like any other. Yes even the Mockingbirds and the House Sparrows. Don't just check something off on a list and move on, if you have the chance look at it through binoculars or a scope more than through your camera's screen or viewfinder. Listen to its sound, enjoy it.
John Mark Simmons