Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mr and Mrs Cardinal (Or maybe Mr and immature Cardinal)

 I have tried all summer long to get some photos of the cardinals. They are so flitty it has been hard to get any decent ones. Yesterday was my lucky day. I had put out a few scoops of sunflower seeds and peanuts under the feeders and around some of the trees. Then I sat and waited. It wasn't long before the male showed up.
 He ate himself for a minute or so and then started to check things out.
 I think another bird was up in the bird bath in this photo.
 The female/baby then flew down and started eating too.
 He was searching for the perfect morsel to give to the female/baby.
 Searching.......
 I guess he spotted the perfect seed/bug for her.
 Here you go! I was very pleased to get this shot. My first ever. I often think of my Dad when I am taking bird photos. Birding was something we both loved.

Could not resist one more photo of Butterscotch. She was enjoying all the extra peanuts too.

Lovely cool, dry day today. I got an email about the Matzoh Meal. It may be here on Friday! YUM! I can't wait.

Take care and have a good day.

Robin

8 comments:

  1. Oh wonderful captures! Great timing yesterday...and great bribe too. :-) I had snapped a blurry pic of a cardinal up on the power or phone lines on the way to work this morning and posted it, would love to be able to get close ups like you did!

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    1. Thanks Kim! All the stars were lined up for me yesterday. I am still trying to get some Bluejay photos. They are very flitty too.
      Take care!

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  2. So sweet. Love the cardinal pix. Mine see me and fly away so I rarely am able to photograph them. And I adore that caramel squirrel!

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    1. I love cardinals! Who am I kidding, I love all birds!
      My photo taking spot is actually a basement window that is at ground level that looks out onto our backyard. The birds don't realize I am ten-fifteen feet away from them. It's great!
      I do love Butterscotch too. I often think as I am taking her photograph this may be the last time I see her. I know, I'm soppy!

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  3. Butterscotch is indeed unusual but very pretty. Love Cardinal's.

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    1. She is very unusual! I am surprised she has survived this long without a hawk nabbing her.

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  4. Great shots of the cardinals. Luck and patience was with you. : )

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    1. It sure was Karen! I was hoping it would just be a matter of time for me to get these photos. The squirrels tend to muscle everyone around at the feeders but I did luck out.

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