While certainly one of our most beautiful birds, Cardinals are very difficult to photograph during the breeding season. They try to stay out of sight except around feeding stations. I’m not sure why this is but, come fall, they often come to strike glorious poses very near to us. Several did exactly this today at Humber Bay.
10 am group:
The ancient spiders with a flutter spread
Their misty marvels through the withered flowers,
The windows, by the moonlight pierced, would shed
Their trembling garlands pale across the bowers. – Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881–1958)