Last winter I had the good fortune to catch a flurry of Cardinal action between my backyard, that of Good Neighbor Tim and his wonderful wife Lorraine and the spot behind our fence.
The red birds like this spot by the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Syracuse.
But my iPhone 6 and iPad Air photography can’t really get the elusive and darty birds close up. Not yet, anyway. As my dear wife Karen can attest, they love to tease me as we sit on our red chairs during our she’s-home-from-work catch-up time.
Tim sent me an email this week.
He’s got a real camera. A real nice camera. He’s good with it.
Can you believe he chose to apologize to me about lack of quality of these two beauties? Well, maybe they’d not be chosen by the American Ornithological Society for a coffee table book, but, I think they’re pretty darn swift.
And as Tim said further, they do prove that the male Cardinal is getting comfortable with us.
Thank you, Good Neighbor Tim. Happy July, indeed.
What kind of birds are you spotting around your home these days? If you’ve had luck photographing birds, what are your best tips? What are your favorite neighborhood birds, and why?