CNN PRODUCER NOTE Candice88 told me, 'These photos were taken in the woods near my house. I noticed it flying around the treetops and flying back and forth from my yard. Managed to capture it mid-flight and while it was perching on the tree limbs. While observing the bird I noticed it watching me as I was trying to get closer to it for better pictures. The second photo I posted shows the cardinal tilting its head in confusion while I quickly took the picture, haha. A very beautiful and friendly bird.'
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer