Bird on a Wire 1

Bird on a Wire 2

The other day whilst walking out to my car, I noticed this female cardinal was perched on the passenger side mirror. Then the cardinal flew to the windshield and sort of hovered there, like a hummingbird, looking inside the car. She then flew to the passenger side window, kept looking inside, and then flew away.

Today when I arrived home from work, I heard this chirping. I looked up and saw the cardinal in the low branches of a tree next to my driveway. Quickly, she made her way to the driver’s side mirror, and then spent the next few minutes flying back and forth from the clothesline to the mirror to the driver’s side window.

I think she’s in love (or something like it) with my car!

I don’t mind, really, ’cause it’s not like my car is in a committed relationship with anyone but me (I have a feeling it’s still a bit pissed over the whole stuck-in-the-mud incident); in fact, I was glad to be able to snap so many shots of the cardinal while she flitted back and forth. I mean, I prefer male cardinals because they’re so much prettier (how shallow is that?!), but they are amongst the flightiest birds around — and female cardinals are even more hyper!

Bird on a Mirror

Bird on a Window

Bird on a Window Ledge