Last Thursday, while I was out in the yard, checking on my shade garden, I saw my male cardinal flying around. Nothing unusual, especially as it was supper time – for both me and him. What was unusual is that he let me get closer to him than he’s ever done before. I figured I’d take advantage and try to get a picture or two. Well, I got several pictures. It was almost like he was playing with me and posing for the camera. Take a look.
When I first pulled out my camera (cell phone), Mr. Cardinal was sitting on my birdhouse.
He then flew off and alit on one of my tomato stakes.
I happened to be using the multi-shot mode on my cell phone camera and actually caught him flying off the stake – towards me!
Look at him, in midair, heading towards me.
I thought he was going to fly off, but he flew back to the tree and just looked at me.
He finally decided to grab some food from my feeder.
Not to let any food go to waste, he flew to the ground to get the seed that had fallen. And he was only a few feet away from me.
His last look before leaving me – to play another day.
It made my evening to be so close to him. I think he’s getting used to me being around, and he’s not as afraid.
Or, he just likes getting his picture taken. 😉
Do you have cardinals on your homestead? What other birds do you see?