Thursday, April 16, 2009

Northern Cardinals

Northern Cardinal Pair

I photographed this breeding pair of Northern Cardinals a split-second after they simultaneously spotted me sighting them up (note how they're each looking at the camera through a crook in the shrub branches) and a split-second before they flushed and were gone. Ever since then, they have avoided me like I'm a serial (bird-) killer. I'm hoping it's just a phase. (See a larger version of the shot here.)