Saturday, March 13, 2010

Camera Critters # 101 - Cardinals


The Cardinal is a bird that winters over in Ohio. This female came to the feed on my deck rail.
Here is another one with more of the Winter color. They seem to explode in color during the Winter.  They are a beautiful bird.
There were some House Sparrows that visited with her. Can you see the male and the Gray Squirrel in the background.
It looks as if they were talking about this sharing of the food.
The sharing continues with a Mourning Dove getting some feed.
So as to not let the male out of the photos here is one in the snowy trees.

Go to the main site to see a lot of other great critters.

34 comments:

Mumsy said...

I have to steal your idea and put out some foods for the birds to come to my yard :-)

Beautiful photos!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots of all the birds. the Cardinals are pretty. I spread out food along my deck railing too. The birds eat it right away.

TSannie said...

Wonderful photos - and that's your best header yet!

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely stunning! I so love cardinals. We get only a few here this far south.

Thanks for the wonderful comment and visiting with me this morning

Lavender Cottage said...

Scattering seed along the deck rail is a great way to draw the birds for photo opportunities.
I do this too and have a gazebo feeder attached to one of the posts and this is where I get my best shots.
Enjoyed viewing yours.

Indrani said...

Such lovely shots!
I don't get to see them here.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How nice that they come so close to your house, FG!

Jenn Jilks said...

You photos are wonderful! And the commentary quite droll! Everything is waking up!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

My husband put a feeder outside one of our bedroom windows. The birds haven't found the feeder yet :-(

I like each of your bird photographs. I especially like the one "talking about sharing food" and the male cardinal in the snowy tree.

Dina said...

OK, I'm starting to understand the group dynamics on your deck. :)

I really miss the cardinals of America.

What an exciting banner you put up!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful bird pictures, Tom.... I love the Cardinals also.

Have a great weekend.
Betsy

imac said...

Quite chirpy these fellas - arnt they Tom.

George said...

I'm glad you included that male cardinal -- he's beautiful. It definitely looks as if your deck rail is a popular dining spot during the winter.

eden said...

Beautiful photos, Tom. Cardinals are beautiful birds. And yes, I did see the gray squirrel.Looks like he wanted his share too.

Cezar and Léia said...

They are gorgeous!Wonderful and perfect portraits!
The last one, with the fabulous red colour is brilliant!
purrs and love
Luna

chubskulit said...

Great collection of beauty shots!

Please come and find out if Champ & Chelsea get along. Happy weekend!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Cardinals, my favorite bird, nice shots.

nancy said...

GReat shots. I love the last one. Have a good weekend.. Nancy

Joops said...

The cardinal is the winner.

Please take a peek of my sister's PETS

Dar said...

Tom, Your bird captures are a wonder. I never think to feed cracked corn...maybe that's why I do not see the cardinals tho I hear them. Dar will be getting cracked corn...thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures of your feathered friends.

blog with no name said...

Beauty on a wing, love the shot of all three together!

Denise said...

Wonderful collection of birds at your feeder. Enjoyed your photos immensely.

Oskar said...

Truly beautiful birds!

Jo Castillo said...

Oh my gosh! These are great!

Kcalpesh said...

Wow! Cute bird, has got a nice spiked hairstyle too :-D

Pixellicious Photos

LadyFi said...

Such pretty shots of birds!

Lawstude said...

awesome cardinals. great shot FG.

SandyCarlson said...

So very lovely, those ladies.

Tipper said...

It does look like they are talking to each other-and I guess they are in their own way : )

Rose said...

You got some fabulous shots!

happilyretired said...

Beautiful views of these lovely cardinals. We don't see them where I live ... ever!
Hugs and blessings,

NicoleB said...

Lovely shots!
I wish I could get to see them. I think they are most amazing!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I always wondered what they chatted about when they were gathered around the feeders. Now I know!

Kay said...

What a nice blog--fishing and birds--that's our life! I really like your photographs. I'll be "working my way" through your posts.
-kay