Somewhat stunned by the attention she is getting, she wonders what the males are all fussing about, and what is this game of tag they want to play? Sooner or later, one will bring her seed, and a mystery will have begun. Her colors suit the light of March.
It was a hoot watching these little finches having a blast in the bird bath in an aviary at Butterfly World in Coconut Creek, Florida . . . the one is just looking at the other two like they have lost complete control !! ha ha
Well after the really bad past couple of weeks I have had, I went to the zoo. I took this picture of a bird it was sitting in an tree just off the path and I was really close to it. It was just sitting there singing. I have no clue what kind of bird it is. But I think it is the best picture I got from that day. I am so off my A-game. Taken 6-3-12 at the Utica Zoo in NY. Edit 6-5-12: Thanks to I now know this is a Gray Catbird.
This young jay knows enough to interrupt my coffee time with his "feed me" pose of flapping wings and squeaking like a nestling. Of course I do leap up and fill his tray with seeds and nuts. In this manner have I been trained to do at least one kind thing a day. Cut 5x7 for consideration as a card. Please attribute the original file to Rene Carrillo, if you use it, as my servility to blue jays should not go unrecognized.
The secondary light source was established by positioning the tripod at the other side of the cardinal from a street lamp shining at a great distance. The effect was magnified by slow shutter speed. It is not unusual for a cardinal to hold a long pose when the sun first rises. Cardinals prefer a covert for habitat, so the confusion of branches is no accident in the composition of the photograph.