Cardinals are my hardest to photograph birds. They sit out there on a feeder until I pick up the camera and then, he vanishes. He doesn’t even fly away, at least not that I can see. He seems to just fall off the feeder or the railing.
Is he just dropping down to the ground? I know there are always seeds down there, so it’s possible. Today, he didn’t fly away. He was determined to eat. When one of this ladies came by, he shooed her away. Not very romantic. Except for doves, most woodland birds are anything but romantic — unless they are trying to woo a mate. Doves, though, hang out as couples. They sit together in the branches, clean each others’ feathers, share the feeders. They are not the brightest bulbs in the chandelier, but they are very sweet.
So here’s a gallery of today’s Cardinal. If you click on image in the gallery, it will enlarge. Just so you know.