This is a male Northern Cardinal that I took yesterday afternoon here at Catalina State Park. Ironically the female Northern Cardinal that I already had in my CRITTERS section was taken two years ago here at this very park. Birding works out well for the three of us. Buster loves getting out of the coach and exploring, and Jeanette and I both enjoy the challenge of spotting and identifying birds. We started trying out a new method; after spotting a bird I try and get in a good position to get a photo, Jeanette using the birding app in my iTouch, plays the bird’s call which seems to really hold his attention while I get closer for a better photo.