Birds visiting the feeder on our deck frequently perch in our spruce tree nearby.
I like the background the spruce provides but to capture birds here I must shoot at an angle through a double pane window. The window glass degrades the sharpness some but I like the soft focus effect in this photograph.
To me the male Cardinal with his bright red plumage will always be the Christmas Bird.
Although he doesn’t carry gifts or use a team of reindeer and a sleigh, he does fly around all dressed up like Santa Claus.