Bird Art - Gary Cook

Female Cardinal Angel

This shot was taken on a cold November day in Beavercreek, Ohio. A sudden cold snap brought hungry birds to our feeder, eager to make the most of the available free food. The image shows a beautifully marked female Northern Cardinal. It was a tricky shot to capture as the food competition prompted aggressive behavior from the birds, with their high speed flight paths aimed directly towards the feeder (and camera) in an attempt to scatter the birds that had already landed.

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