I suppose this could be a Wordless Wednesday photo. But it needs some explanation so words will accompany it, thereby rendering it ineligible for an official Wordless Wednesday post.
As most of you are aware it’s cold here. Not as cold as ‘up north’ or ‘out west’ but plenty cold. So we weren’t surprised to see Mr. Cardinal hunkered down in the middle of a privet shrub just outside our breakfast window. What was surprising was how puffed up he could make himself in order to stay warm.
And how long he sat there letting me photograph him. I think he was asleep. Still, I moved slowly and didn’t get too close to the window. Luckily my camera with the long lens was sitting right next to me. Even Katie cooperated and didn’t bark.
He sat there for a long time, and then when we made a bit too much noise he flew off looking for a little peace. Or some supper.
I’m so lucky to have beautiful birds visiting us regularly. So I thought I’d share him with you!