Female Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Although we do have a pair of Northern Cardinals in our yard, they rarely stick around long enough for me to take their photos. Here is a less-shy little lady willing to risk safety for seeds that someone sprinkled on a trail I visit often. When I say "less shy" I mean I only had to wait for about 15 minutes for her to reappear after I first saw her and she spotted me.
Feeling a little braver
Tree sparrows and juncos appeared first. When she realized I wasn't going to move in any closer, she slowly - very slowly - moved from shrub branch to shrub branch and then finally to the path. As you can see, she still kept an eye on me.
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE