Passerines -

male Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

March 19, 2014: Boy did I get lucky with this guy. I have a group of cardinals that stay right here all Winter. But they are terribly distrustful of me. They NEVER allow me to get anywhere near the window, without fleeing. But not this guy........not today at least. As I began to attempt to photograph this male, I gradually realized that he seemed to be very tolerant of me. Sure enough, he allowed me to get right up to the window. In fact, this is one of the shots that resulted from resting the front of my telephoto, right against the window sash..........and he thought nothing of it.

And I just noticed in the metadata, that this one was captured with my trusty old D300.