Today, someone told me how lucky I was that the birds were all over my house. My friend had spotted a dove, some sparrows, and cardinals darting about the yard. What he didn't see was this little encounter I had spotted an hour earlier.
When I looked out the door to my carport, behold! I was treated to a Cardinal. This one had found the mirror on my car door, and fortunately, I had my camera handy!
I know that the shots are not of magazine quality, but I did manage to capture a cardinal looking at himself in my car's mirror. (shot through the glass of my door plus two car windows! I wqas a little llimited as to the angle I could shoot from). These are all un-cropped:
I wonder if birds have the same kind of "self" awareness that humans do?