With Valentine's Day tomorrow I thought about how I could include it in my Camera Critters post.
Well, red is the symbolic colour for this occasion and the northern cardinal is such a beautiful deep red, he was my first choice.
But then we can't overlook one of the early harbingers of spring, robin red breast. Robins have started overwintering in our part of central Ontario the last few years but spring does deliver lots of them back to us so this was my second choice.
My third choice was this ladybug warming herself on the birdbath. Certainly not a beautiful deep red but more of an orange-red, she is an important beneficial insect in my garden and deserves to be acknowledged too.
Since I couldn't decide on one photo over the other, I've included all three of my favourite red critters and wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day on the 14th.
I hope you will visit Misty Dawn who hosts Camera Critters each week to see many adorable pets and wildlife photo captures.