When you can catch birds being birds, some unusual behavior that you don't always get to see... it makes those moments even more rewarding when you have a camera at the ready, or they allow you enough time to run and get one! I was able to do so when I heard a Northern Cardinal male singing away at the top of one of the oak trees in our back yard. Then my daughter noticed the Mrs.... Cardinal, that is. The pair of them were nicely lit for photos as they rode out a gentle breeze at the top of the trees. They even seemed to be appreciating the sunset. The moment I was so thrilled to have captured was of the male feeding the female... which of course makes it look like they're kissing. Pretty sweet - when you choose to sprinkle human emotions upon them, fair or not fair... It was still a moment. It was lovely. (double click photos to enlarge)
Feeding each other
And this one reminded me of ...