Captured this beautiful red male Cardinal at my deck feeder. He decided to stop eating for a minute and look at the camera. A rare shot for sure. They are usually camera shy.
I love watching the birds come to my deck feeder. During the winter you never know what birds will show up. The cardinals were a daily visitor this winter. They love the black oil sunflower seeds. So every day I would go out, sometimes twice a day and refill the feeder. And I had to keep plenty of fresh water in the bird bath. Then others birds would come for a visit, but never enough time to get the camera to get a photo of all of them. I was lucky to catch this shot, he was looking right at me. I had the tripod setup from inside, behind the glass patio doors. So cool to see these wild birds so close. I have read that if you feed the birds through the winter they will usually return in the spring and raise their family. I hope this is this case. Would be cool to see baby cardinals.
I am continuing with the 365 Photos Challenge and I am now on Day 106.