Saturday, January 16, 2016

Cardinals

 Female cardinal

Although both a female and male cardinal live in our yard somewhere, I rarely see them except this time of year. They can be amazingly secretive, especially the female. Sometimes I see the male gathering food for the young'uns in late spring but I think the female is already off starting a new family...perhaps with a new lover even.  How scandalous! LOL

Male cardinal

I am linking to  Saturday Critters HERE.


41 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Wow, you made some wonderful photos!

Shammickite said...

There are a couple of cardinals here too, he looks so bright against the snow.

Tom said...

such a lovely pair

Gill - That British Woman said...

I haven't seen any cardinals in ages.....we need to move back into the countryside!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I usually see the cardinal late in the day, it is almost dark. They are usually shy birds. Great shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

BYBirdBlog said...

Very nice shots. The male just pops in the snow.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias.
Gostei.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

Lowell said...

I'm in awe! These are both gorgeous photos! And that ain't easy capturing subjects in the snow. The colors and detail are magnificent. Kudos to you! Have a great weekend!

Sandra said...

this sweet and pretty couple would be nice framed and hung as a set on the wall.

VP said...

Great shots, incredible colors! Brava!

Debbie said...

they are the perfect models, looking pretty gorgeous in the snow!!!

BUT...please pass them a napkin!! hehehehe

Anvilcloud said...

Really well done with the pics.

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a great week-end!
Lea

Breathtaking said...

Stunning shots of these beautiful birds.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are such pretty birds to see in the drab winter months. Great photos! Happy Saturday!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

These are great pictures. I wish we had cardinals out west here.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful shots of the cardinals! Awesome!

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Cute birds!

Marleen said...

They are so pretty! I can only dream of seeing them in our garden :)

GreenComotion said...

Tina,
The birds are very pretty and your photos very exceptionally crisp - great work.
Have a Lovely Weekend!
Peace :)

William Kendall said...

They're such pretty birds!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, thanks for the giggle to start my day and, of course, I love your photos and particularly that naughty, fickle Mama bird!! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!!

Shooting Parrots said...

Great photos, especially with that snowy background. Did ou use a telephoto and/or a remote?

Christine said...

Wow! So beautiful up close!

Maks said...

I love cardinals. My grandma, who is in USA, see these red birds everyday. My grandma often feed cardinals, because it's beautiful bird. I greet! :)

Helma said...

Great to see these beautiful cardinals.
In the Netherlands we have this beautiful cardinals unfortunately.

Greetings, Helma

Anni said...

Cardinals against a snow backdrop is always picture perfect. You've captured perfection here!!! Lovely.

RedPat said...

They seem to be such gentle birds just going about their business!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I see them, but I never get such brilliant pictures!
~

Amy at love made my home said...

Such beautiful birds!! Wonderful photos of them. xx

TexWisGirl said...

they are such beauties, yet we almost take them for granted.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful birds.I wish a pair of them would decide to make my yard their home.

Indrani said...

Both so pretty! I wish they visited me.

Stephanie said...

These two shots are absolutely delightful to see through your lens.

Rose said...

They are just soooo beautiful. The female is as beautiful as the male, I have come to think.

Kay said...

These are such great shots! We don't have these birds on the West Coast. I had to go to the desert one spring to see them on the wing. The other birders with us couldn't figure out why it was so exciting to see cardinals.

orvokki said...

Oih... what a beautiful bird.

Jane of Levant said...

E G - beautiful shots as usual - I think the cardinals are so gorgeous - the nearest bird with plumage that colour in the UK is our bullfinch I get one on our feeders now and again - Jane and Bluey UK x

edenhills said...

Beautiful images! Now you have me wondering if cardinals are birds that mate for life. LOL

Susan Anderson said...

I do love cardinals, and I rarely see the females for some reason. Or maybe they are just less noticeable. It would be cool to capture a pair together, wouldn't it? Next to impossible, I should think, though if anyone could do it, you would be the one.

=)

kelley jensen said...

I've never seen a cardinal but my mom spent some time in North Carolina and never forgot their beauty. They became her favorite bird. Great shots.

Friends who encourage me

Blog Archive

About Me

My photo
East Gwillimbury is a rural town less than an hour north of Toronto, Canada's largest city. My family calls me CameraGirl because I take my camera with me wherever I go.