it has always been my hope to photograph some of the birds that frequent my bird feeders. i'm not complaining but my 'less than great' camera just won't let me get close enough. lately the birds have been allowing me to get a little closer without flying away. they must sense i am the hand that feeds them and i won't harm them. :-) these aren't the greatest pics but they are the best i have. we have so many cardinals in our neighborhood - i think these are three females because they don't have the bright coloring. at one point in my life i was given two finches then i had a cockatiel and after she was gone acquired 2 lovebirds all of which i kept inside my house. i admit i am often tempted to do it again but enjoying wild birds while i'm gardening is so much easier than cleaning cages and birdie-care when traveling.