I can admit it, I’m a bit spoiled. No really. Within a few minutes drive of my home I can launch my kayak and surround myself with lots of photographic opportunities. Wading birds, shorebirds… even wild horses! The luxuray of being spoiled by plenty of fairly easy photographic subjects does have it’s draw backs. When I venture out to areas where subjects are harder to come by and patience is necessary I can become a bit frustrated. This morning I visited the Tideland trail at Cedar Point, NC. It’s a wonderful place for a nice nature walk but the wildlife is a little on the sparse side. Between the dog walkers, joggers and casual hikers the birds are a little bit nervous. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any opportunities to take some photos, just that lots of patience is required. It can be a great place to find and photograph small birds such as chickadees, cardinals, warblers, etc. Here’s a few shots of cardinals from this morning.