New photos from reader Stephen Barnard (click all photos to enlarge):
It was interesting but difficult light. One photo is The Nature Conservancy’s Silver Creek Preserve on this frosty afternoon. The other is an adult Trumpeter Swan and three juveniles [Cygnus buccinator] in my neighbor’s stretch of Loving Creek, upstream.
And three photos by Professor Ceiling Cat, taken through my lab window (thanks to reader Rik for cleaning these up to remove window-effects) while I was feeding the birds. A male and a female cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), and another shot showing the sexual dimorphism. Yes, the birds were named after the red garb of Catholic cardinals.