Last year started my bird photography addiction began. This year it's just as strong as ever. I want to learn more about the birds I capture. Not just their name, but the sound they make and their characteristics. Last year I only saw a Cardinal a handful of times. This year they are more frequent but usually closer to sunset.
Today the Cardinal was early so of course I made my way outside as quiet as possible with my camera. I did notice whenever I see a male Cardinal, the female is only a few feet away. This day was no exception. I only grabbed one picture of Mrs. Cardinal but I kept thinking about her. Is that his wife?? Well, I looked it up + it turns out Cardinals typically mate for life. Sometimes they go separate ways for the winter but when mating season returns so do these love birds. I found this fascinating!!! I love these loyal Cardinals.