This mornings BYB session - is this a cardinal?

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Chris_B, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Chris_B


    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    It was a nice morning so I headed out with coffee in hand for a few minutes of shooting. I recently moved the feeder to take advantage of the morning light. I think that I got some nice shots and it was a nice relaxing way to spend part of the morning. Comments welcome.

    Is this a female cardinal? I thought that juveniles have dark beaks but this one doesn't look like a female adult.

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    Male House Finch. I liked this pose.
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    Female House Finch.
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    Black-capped Chickadee. I've been trying to get a good shots of these so this was nice for me.
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    Male and Female House Sparrows
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  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Think it is a juvie. That is what the ones here look like.

    Very pretty images
  3. some pretty darn nice work Chris
  4. Chris_B


    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Thanks Gale and Dave. All the shots were with the 300VR & 1.7TC on a tripod and all but one wide open f/4.8. I had the ISO at 320 and shutter speeds were between 1/160 to 1/500.

    The thing that confused me on the cardinal was the beak. I though juveniles had dark beaks.
  5. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Very very nice images Chris! And that is a juvie for sure and a pretty one at that.
  6. Chris_B


    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Thanks Andy.
  7. Good catch Chris All my chickadees have up and left for a while now. I wonder where they go must be south I guess.
  8. Chris_B


    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Thanks Lou. We will keep the chickadees well fed for you until they return :biggrin:.
  9. mdupont


    Jun 12, 2007
    Centreville, VA
    Very nice pictures. We have a juvinile cardnal in our back yard also. I watched as it tried to land on the back of my canoe and slid across and plopped on the ground.