Saturday, February 7, 2015

Forest walk

 Female Northern Cardinal, seeds in her mouth

On a recent walk in a forested area many birds were out and about. The female cardinal was not one bit embarrassed that I was taking her photo with seeds spilling out of her bill.

 Male Northern Cardinal

He was hungry too.

 Female Brown-headed Cowbird

The cowbird was much more dignified.

Tree Sparrow

And the sparrow was yakking about something to do with cold feet and humans who throw seeds onto frozen ice. Well, I think that's what it was saying.

I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

42 comments:

Andy said...

I always like looking a the Cardinals. They are so colourful... including the female.

Stefan Jansson said...

Great photos of the birds, nice when you can come so close.

Jane of Levant said...

Lovely shots - beautiful birds - so colourful - have a good weekend Jane UK

Revrunner said...

Wonderful details, EG!

Ela said...

Oh, these birds are beautiful but my favorite are the cardinals !
I love their colors and hairstyles :)
Have a happy weekend :)

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful cardinals and I love the pretty Tree Sparrow.. Wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds.

Anvilcloud said...

Very nice shots, particularly the cardinals against the snow.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It's nice to be able to capture birds other than at our backyard feeders isn't it? These are all awesome photos Tina.

Sandra said...

Mr and Mrs Cardinal look like they were made for each other..

Phil Slade said...

A lovely selection of pictures. It's years since I saw thos birds at Long Point but remember them well. Thanks for the memory.

Kate said...

The two cardinals are probably paired? We have several couples that hang around our bird feeder. Wonderful portraits of all of the birds.

William Kendall said...

They really are such pretty birds, particularly the cardinals.

Lea said...

Great photos!

Debbie said...

so beautiful, those cardinals, they really PoP in the snow!!!!

Margaret Adamson said...

These are all beautiful shots of these birds. Have a lovely weekend.

Karen S. said...

What a wonderful walk!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Lovely pictures. I would just so love to see a Cardinal,now that I do photography myself.I have seen one but that was before my camera time.

Donna said...

So many beautiful birds sharing the woods with you!

Donna@LivingFromHappiness

TexWisGirl said...

adorable shots and great close-ups!

Kathy said...

I'll bet they were very happy that somebody threw seeds out! I'm jealous that of all the cardinals we have here that I'll probably never get a photo of one in the snow!

VP said...

A nice set of 'portraits'!

Small City Scenes said...

Brrrrr!!
Leave it to the Sparrow to complain about something---anything.
Neat shots.
MB

Linda W. said...

Love the cardinal photos! I always enjoy seeing pics of birds we don't have here.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love your cardinal pics.

They are a challenge for me, they always see me and do their best to keep me from getting sharp pictures.
~

NatureFootstep said...

great shots of the cardinal pair :)

Malyss said...

I'm in love with your birds pictures! all of them are perfect !

RedPat said...

My parents have resident Cardinals who fight it out with the sparrows every day to get at the feeders. The Cardinals stay quite late in the evening at the feeder!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I had lots of sparrows which I fed, until my landlady stopped me.

Adam Jones said...

Fabulous Cardinal shots.

cieldequimper said...

Marvellous photos, all of them!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

These are amazing photos. Good for you.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Really great shots...

Phyllis Oller said...

The cardinals are beginning to sing here now. Perfect shots of all the critters, thanks for sharing,Phyllis

Rose said...

Oh, I so love all of these...they are so sharp and clear.

CountryMum said...

Terrific photos!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds! I love the cardinals.

edenhills said...

These are all amazing! I can never seem to get close enough to the cardinals to get a good shot.

Jack said...

Cardinals are so pretty.

Bethany Carson said...

Very nice shots! The cardinals are beautiful!

retriever said...

Gorgeous cardinal, nice fotos. have a nice weeK.

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Stephanie said...

Awwww, aren't these precious! Love these shots.

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