Earlier this morning I could not locate any of the cardinals but at the close of one online class, I was summoned to the deck with my camera to find the crimson melodic belcher about 20 yards away.
He gave me a good 4-6 minutes of snapping away before diving down toward my yard, looping around the shed and coming within just a few feet of where I was standing at the deck’s rail before soaring over toward the high school.
The flight path gave me much excitement and energy. There were countless options but he elected a slight obstacle path, one clearly out of his way, too.
That was the nicest boost!