What Was That?

F/13.0, 1/500, ISO 800.

Northern Cardinal ( Female )

Why couldn’t the leopard play hide and seek?

Because he was always spotted.

Interesting Fact: A week or two before the female starts building, she starts to visit possible nest sites with the male following along. The pair call back and forth and hold nesting material in their bills as they assess each site. Nests tend to be wedged into a fork of small branches in a sapling, shrub, or vine tangle, 1-15 feet high and hidden in dense foliage. They use many kinds of trees and shrubs, including dogwood, honeysuckle, hawthorn, grape, redcedar, spruce, pines, hemlock, rose bushes, blackberry brambles, elms, sugar maples, and box elders. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Cardinal/lifehistory )


    • Hehehe, yes you will. Most of the wildlife that I came across and photographed for the first time I didn’t know anything about them. I would come home look through my photos and look them up online. I still don’t know a lot of them but little by little I am learning. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Blogging! 🙂

  1. Lovely little bird, and lovely shot! I am also slowly learning who’s who in the bird world, and your photos and facts certainly help!

    • Thank you very much, I am really glad that my posts helping you with that. I appreciate your feedback and Happy Blogging! 🙂

  2. The two cardinals who live in our yard had a problem with a baby that left the nest too early and landed in the overgrown jungle of our garden. They were back and forth with him all day, and I wished I could do something to help–but what? It seemed wisest to let them handle it. Finally they did, and all three flew away together. I guess the young ‘un just needed some encouragement.

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