Saturday, March 9, 2013

My Elusive Red Friend

We have a pair of cardinals that regularly visit in the yard, but they are very skittish and difficult to photograph.  I'm certain it must be the city environment because although I put out feeders, have a bird bath, small pond and some bird friendly plants, the occasional cats prowl around my yard (until I hit them with a strong blast of the hose), and the birds aren't too fond of them.   

The latest storm system which buried many areas with a deep blanket of heavy snow, only gave us an inch or so here, but it was enough for me to get a good view of my elusive red friend who just couldn't hide against the freshly fallen white snow.

And although he flew off as soon as realized I was on the deck, it always puts a smile on my face when I see these beautiful birds.


  1. We have cardinals where I live too, but they are beach bum birds.

    1. Interesting - for some reason I thought cardinals were mainly in the northeast! They are so pretty.