I've been hunting cardinals for weeks now, and I finally managed to shoot one. I was so excited to actually lure one of these guys into my yard!
This is a male northern #cardinal -- the females don't have the striking red plumage, but are, instead, a lot more interesting in some ways, sporting tawny bodies with red accents.
I'm pretty lucky to have snapped this picture. #NovaScotia sits at the very northern tip of the northern cardinal's range. In fact, I don't remember ever seeing one, growing up in #CapeBreton. Here in #Halifax, though, I usually see a few of them every summer.
@Kichae That's pretty cool. I had a good day yesterday, shooting two birds I'd not ever seen before: a Solitary Sandpiper and a Spotted Sandpiper. As for Northern Cardinals, I must have seen over a dozen-- they are one of the more common birds here in Maryland, USA. They are here year-round. Good for you that you got such a good shot of one! Even though they are common here, they don't sit around waiting to pose.
Yeah, I got off two photos in burst mode before it vanished. I'm still surprised it lingered long enough for me to grab my camera!
@Kichae ah, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton... I visited only once, and fell in love. It's such a beautiful land. The combination of ocean, granite and evergreen gets me every time. Cardinals are awesome, too!