After a bit of a break I am now posting again. First the final couple of posts from last year' strip to Florida - soon more from the Lake District, and birds from the UK.
One of the birds we didn't see on our previous trip to Florida was the Northern Cardinal. On this visit though we saw quite a few. The male Cardinal is a very distinctive, brightly coloured bird - I was excited about the potential for some stunning images. Unfortunately, they were quite hard to photograph, as they stayed high in the trees or flitted from one branch to another. I got quite close to a group of birds in Disney's Animal Kingdom - but the dappled lighting and network of branches made it hard to get any decent images.
For more images of these birds please go to the gallery here.