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March 1, 2009
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How do you attract northern cardinals to your backyard?
Guide Tips for Attracting Northern Cardinals:
- Provide ample food including black oil sunflower seeds, nuts and cracked corn, preferably in open tray or ground feeders.
- Have a bird bath available for drinking and bathing.
- Provide ample shrubby cover and hardwood trees (northern cardinals are shy birds).
Tips and Tricks
- Male cardinals are tricky to photograph, since it's hard to get a sharp focus on their solid red bodies. I don't have a trick for that; I just take as many photos as I can and hope I get lucky.
Melissa Mayntz, About.com Birding / Wild Birds, says:
Photographing birds can be tricky, but taking a lot of photographs is a great way to test different settings, angles, light levels and other factors to discover what can work best.
See the complete northern cardinal profile.