Sunday, April 7, 2013

Male Cardinal/Birding

 Male northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 
quietly hiding in a leafless tree

But really, how can a bright red bird hide this time of year? These guys don't wear drab even in winter.



I am linking with I'd Rather B Birdin'   HERE.

43 comments:

Joyful said...

Such a beautiful red!

Andy said...

Really and truly one of the more beautiful birds found in Canada. Even the female who is not as brilliant still looks beautiful.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I am going to miss how great their red feathers stand out against the browns and grays of winter. They do make for a striking photo. This is beautiful.

Lowell said...

Another A plus for you. We have a cardinal family in the trees and bushes by our house but I'll be darned if I can get a decent photo of either one!

Giga said...

Uwielbiam te ptaki za ich kolor piór. Śliczne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
I love these birds for their feathers color. Beautiful pictures. Yours.

Halcyon said...

He's a real standout. Great shots!

Kate said...

This may be a repeat...I love these photos because they are so bright and clear. We have cardinals that regularly visit our yard and they delight me. Our son Karl claims them as his own.

Gary said...

Beautiful red!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Leora said...

Such handsome, up close shots of the cardinal. We have them as regular visitors now (and I suspect it is in part because every few days I do fill my bird feeder).

HansHB said...

Great post for the bird-theme!
Nice strong colour!
Well done!

Anni said...

Oh my gosh....such brilliance and beauty. You've captured this cardinal so well. I'm in total awe.

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

They certainly don't have a great place to hide. I saw a huge spot of bright red yesterday while I was birding. It was WAY up high in a very old, tall tree. Zooming in with my 400mm I discovered it was the red breast of a robin. LOL. For some reason I never thought robins perched that high in trees. I always see them on the ground or in the very least, in a moment of fear, on a low branch!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

He really does stand out against the bare branches. Beautiful!

Buttons said...

I love cardinals the red is so beautiful. Great shots. B

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Great capture!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Birdman said...

They can't hide. Good thing they are not hunted.

Jill said...

They are just stunning birds! I also love their call.

Michelle said...

How sweet. He has his head feathers all tucked down.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That little guy has a noble bearing.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty - if you got it, flaunt it! :)

VioletSky said...

We have so few brilliantly coloured birds and this one is the king!

rainfield61 said...

Man in Red.

llandudnopictures said...

That's a very vivid looking bird, gorgeous colours!

Kathy said...

No chance of him hiding!

RamblingRound said...

I love how these birds bring brightness to winter.

Victoria said...

So gorgeous..stunning capture..powerful too!
Victora

Zosia said...

So beautiful and appropriately called. With this red attire he looks so cardinal that he should have attended the recent conclave ;-)

RedPat said...

Super shots of this handsome guy!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is such a beautiful bird.I keep hoping that one day one of them will show up at my house.

LONDONLULU said...

Oh my, that bird is gorgeous! I would love to spot one this time of year:)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The cardinal is one of my favorite birds. Your shots are awesome!

Kay said...

Lucky you! Great shots! We west coasters don't get to see these beauties. I had to go down to Arizona in the early spring to finally see one. It was memorable.

Janie said...

He is a beauty and such a brilliant red. We don't see cardinals here, unfortunately. Great captures!

Randy said...

What a handsome fellow.

Sue said...

That bird is beyond bright!

=)

Stephanie said...

He is gorgeous!

Marie said...

He says to the world, "I'm here, I'm bright red, and there's not a thing you can do about it!" (It's all about attitude!) :-)

see you there! said...

Pretty hard to hid that brilliant red color. Such a pretty bird.

Darla

Rose said...

Quite the handsome character, isn't he?

Debra @ Homespun said...

They are a beautiful bird and you have a beautiful capture! :)

She Who Carries Camera said...

excellent!

Rohrerbot said...

I sometimes think they don't like being born with the red feathers because they hang out inside bushes and reeds most of the time. Once and awhile they'll sit perfect on a branch. Wonderful shots:)

amanda said...

I am in love with cardinals.
It is very rare to see one in our region, but they were abundant during our recent trip to Texas.. and they made me so happy!

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