During our winter stay in Florida, I set up some perches to get close-up photos of local birds. We had a pair of Northern Cardinals at the house where we stayed and here is the male posing for me.
I searched for branches with interesting lichens attached to them. To me, these lichens look like the same kind we get on branches here in northern Minnesota. This is a Gray Catbird.
Of course, we don’t get Spanish Moss in Minnesota, so this photo of a Gray Catbird has a definite southern look.
It took many days before this Northern Mockingbird would come to my perch. When I tried this the previous year, I had a Mockingbird that not only showed up right away but dominated the setup, chasing all the other birds away.
I tried using some vines that had blue berries on them as props, but the berries kept disappearing. When I took this photo, I finally knew where they were going.
We had several pairs of House Finches visiting the feeders I put up. I got lucky when both a male (on the left) and a female posed together on a log for me.