i used to get into a forest, notice an insect in a plant, and before moving to approach it, it flew away.
a mantis visited my room, i studied its movements, without being systematic, just for the joy of it.
once back in the woods, i was able to apporach the most sensible insects as if they were on my palm.

dragonflies are a majestic scape. if this ever happens with birds, in a non forced way, life will be complete.