Saturday, April 14, 2012

Attitude/Camera Critters

Watching me watching him

Last weekend, this guy had attitude! He spent much of the day attacking the male cardinal reflected in the chrome on my brother-in-law's truck. He never caught on that he was attacking his own reflection.

I tried to get a photo of him pecking the chrome, but he flew away every time I pointed my camera at him, so I guess he was more afraid of me than the "other cardinal."

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47 comments:

Jill said...

WOW! This is stunning!

see you there! said...

I've never seen a Cardinal in RL. It must have been fun watching him spar with his own reflection.

Darla

Zosia said...

What a gorgeous outfit! This guy knows how to dress ;-)

Erika said...

Yesterday, the cat saw herself in a mirror and was ready to attack. I think it is so funny how animals don't realize they are attacking themselves.

cieldequimper said...

Funny and a RED beauty!

Halcyon said...

Hee! There's a reason we have the expression "bird brain". ;)

Kathy said...

He looks so handsome against that blue sky!

Carletta said...

In their little masks they always look like they have attitude I think.
Terrific shot!

TexWisGirl said...

crazy male. :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

We have nothing like this handsome chap in our part of the world, fabulous capture.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Looks like he is giving you the eye here.Perhaps a little attitude left.Great picture.

Lina Gustina said...

He's handsome but a little crazy, hehehe...

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Betty Roan said...

Great shot! Now that's an orange beak!

ladyfi said...

That's too funny! Lovely shot.

Malyss said...

I like this special red cardinals are wearing!

Sylvia K said...

He is a well dressed little bugger, isn't he! What a terrific capture!!!

Amila Kanchana said...

That color is amazing!

Francisca said...

Hehe.. we had a bird who kept returning to scream and flap his wings ferociously at his own reflection in the front windshield of our car. I tried, and failed, to capture it on video. You, however, did get a gorgeous shot of him, CameraGirl.

RedPat said...

There seem to be a lot of Cardinals this year! Great portrait!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful bird!

Cheryl said...

They are jumpy birds. A little surprised to read he never figured out he was pecking his reflection. I thought they might be one of the smarter birds.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

That would have been a great shot if you had gotten it...Such a handsome fellow.

Michelle said...

A great shot. I always like seeing these guys.

Coy Hill said...

Some male birds can be so territorial! We had a cardinal a couple of years back that found the car mirrors. He made a terrible mess on the car. We put plastic grocery bags on the mirrors until the nesting season was over. That worked well except when we forgot to put them on; then he was back at it fighting his reflection.

Crafty Gardener said...

Gorgeous photo. One year we had one attacking himself in the dining room window ... thought he was attacking a rival after his lady friend.

Carver said...

Great shot of the man with the attitude. It's funny to me that he was attacking his reflection as I've had male cardinals do that here too.

Icy BC said...

LOL...I saw the same thing happened too. But he is beautiful!

Jack said...

There is a female cardinal here that keeps pecking at the window in a guest room. I can't figure out why she does it. Maybe she sees her reflection?

Stephanie said...

Lovely shot. We don't have those here. At least I have not seen them around these parts.

Paul in Powell River said...

A beauty! As Stephanie said, we don't have them here. More's the pity.

Randy said...

What a handsome bird.

VioletSky said...

What a bright lad - in colour at least!

Powell River Books said...

Nice bright plumage. Looks like your trees are still in bud. Our just burst out in leaf this week. One morning they were buds, the next day it seemed they were in light green leaves. An amazing transformation. - Margy

George said...

We have a robin with that same attitude. Unfortunately we don't have any pictures. Your picture of the cardinal is wonderful.

heyBJK said...

Fantastic shot!

Lowell said...

Funny. Cardinals have to be careful as to what they see - it may not be what they think they see.

Beautiful shot! We had a lot of cardinals at our old house in Ocala; but don't see any here.

Ann said...

He is like the story ofthe dog looking at his reflection. Beautiful bird.

Andrea said...

Most animals identify each other by scent, but birds have a poor sense of smell so they are more visual ... that is why he (and if she were there she would do the same thing) attacks the reflection. Most Dogs and cats may be curious but they are not concerned by their reflection because there is no scent. Great picture of a beautiful bird. And,I liked your forest floor flowers too ... our Trillium is about to bloom in the wooded area near us. Love your blog ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Lorna said...

Cardinals have a special almost mystical meaning for me. thanks

NixBlog said...

Pretty boy, exteriorising his narcissistic tendencies :-)

Susan said...

Wow, beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

They are so silly fighting with their own reflection. Great capture and a beautiful cardinal.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the photos!
I captured the sound!
http://vimeo.com/40416172

chubskulit said...

Beautiful cardinal.

Visiting late from Camera Critters, hope you can take a peek at my Bunny entry.

Marie said...

Such a funny guy! :-) He's lovely against the blue sky, though.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Hah, you can't teach us guys anything.

Pia said...

What a beautiful bird and well captured with the blue sky as background.
Hope he is not longer interested in his own reflections....

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