Saturday, March 7, 2009

The trees are alive with the sounds of birds

We were in Mandeville again today, checking on Linda's parents.   When we woke up, we decided to take the dog on a walk down to the lakefront.   We weren't even out of the driveway when I notice that the trees seemed to be on fire with the sounds of singing birds -- dozens of them on every block.   On the trip I sighted more than a dozen cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis), maybe more.  At the lakefront were the normal gulls and an occasional egret.  Some coots were floating down near the harbor.  

On the way back to her parents house, more of the same, including this Cardinal who let me shoot about a dozen shots until I got focused in and all the settings right.

--steve buser

8 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful photo, Steve ... I noticed our cardinals singing at daybreak this morning, too.

It's a wonderful way to start your day, isn't it!

Sincerely,

Janie

Ms M said...

Wonderful when the birds come again for spring! Love this cardinal -- I used to see them when I lived in MO. (You don't see cardinals in my neck of the woods)

Linnea W said...

Wow! That is a majestic bird...what a shot! I, too, am starting to hear more birds chirping away in my backyard...

Jon said...

Nice shot of one of my favorite birds. I have a pair in the front yard that have been here several years to make their nests.

Jon at Mississippi Garden

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

a beautiful capture of red!

gogouci said...

Absolutely beautiful bird pics. How do you do it?

Abe said...

I suspect many of the birds you see now are on their way to breeding grounds up here in my neck of the woods. This is a nice Cardinal, Steve.

raf said...

Great shot of the cardinal in his element, Steve. You do indeed have a way with bird photography.