northern cardinal. Most of the birds we saw were "tame", not really what I would call wild. Even this guy, and cardinals are skittish. This one did pose for a minute. When the others in my group moved on, he really turned it on. Let me take many close-up shots. It was wonderful. You know that exhillerating feeling you get when you see something incredible or once in a lifetime? Bingo. The cardinal is my Holy Grail bird. I almost NEVER get a decent shot of one. I did that day.
Now if only that Palm Warbler coulda been that accomodating...
Ipswitch River Wildlife Sanctuary, Ipswitch Massachusetts (Audabon Society)
btw if you see similar images in another account *RoyceandRaphRock
no sweat: that's mine too. I'll put more bird pics up on there too. The pick of the crop.