Tag: Northern Cardinal

Mr. & Mrs. Christmas Greeting

This lovely pair of Northern Cardinals visited our feeder yesterday. I thought they would make perfect holiday greetings!

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

The Meadowlarks have been singing for a week or so. During the breeding season, they tend to remain near their nests on the ground, which makes them difficult subjects to catch on film as they prefer the taller grasses of a meadow or hay… Continue Reading “SPRING HAS SPRUNG”

The Bigger Cousins

Yesterday, I posted photos of the little birds that have been visiting my patio feeder. Here, I share some images of the birds just a size larger. MALE NORTHERN CARDINALS FEMALE NORTHERN CARDINALS BLUE JAY (Taking bites and swallowing suet) EUROPEAN STARLING BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD… Continue Reading “The Bigger Cousins”

Angry Bird!

This is a Northern Cardinal. But, in this pose he looks a bit more like a member of the Angry Birds gang! Curiously, this House Finch seems to trying to emulate his bigger cousin! I think he’s just missing the mark! Keep trying, little… Continue Reading “Angry Bird!”

Great Start to the Year

Diversions, like planning and going on our 20th anniversary trip (good interruption) as well as dealing with a failing golf cart which I use to get around our property when I go out birding (bad experience), business constraints (good for business – bad for… Continue Reading “Great Start to the Year”

Winter Friends

Some bird species migrate long distances between the breeding and non-breeding seasons. Others are full time residents. Here are a few birds that I consider welcome friends during our chilly winters. We live on a line between the Black-capped Chickadee and the Carolina Chickadee… Continue Reading “Winter Friends”

Can’t Win ‘Em All

The tongue-beak dexterity of this female Northern Cardinal is quite impressive. Birds that crack open seeds and nuts have a very well developed tongue. I know this from having parrots as pets. A parrot’s tongue is a powerful muscle. It feels more like a… Continue Reading “Can’t Win ‘Em All”

Couple Up cardinals!

The number of species that spend the winter here on our property isn’t very extensive. Many that do winter here will leave for more northerner areas to breed. But, the Northern Cardinal is here all year long. Recently, I’ve heard the males begin to… Continue Reading “Couple Up cardinals!”

Rear Window

In the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock movie, Rear Window, Jimmy Stewart plays a photojournalist who recently broke his leg. To alleviate his boredom while confined to a wheelchair, he takes up peering out of his back window at his neighbors. When we first built our… Continue Reading “Rear Window”

Lovin’ The Rustic Look

I take pictures, but I’m not really a photographer. I keep the camera setting on auto-focus because I can’t fathom having to do that on my own with the speed and directional changes that birds make. I only minimally understand the lighting “stuff” about… Continue Reading “Lovin’ The Rustic Look”