Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mr. Cardinal at the Feeder

Hey!  No one told me that the attire was supposed to be formal!
That's the Mrs. on the other side!
If I don't look, I can pretend that there's not another male on this feeder.
Birds of another feather not permitted!  See my crest, don't I look scary and fierce?
OK, where'd everybody go?
Good, he finally left!

22 comments:

texwisgirl said...

LOL! Too funny and appropriate! :)

Judy's Corner said...

Wonderful photos!!!

Tammy said...

Great picture sequence and story! The birds seem very desperate here. I've filled up the feeder and hope it lasts the day. The temps are bitter cold. Yesterday I counted 13 male cardinals alone. Also lots of snowbirds, some jays and other various little birds. They get quite noisy at times out there! The cats spend hours watching...hoping to catch 'em a birdie.
Tammy

Sharon said...

Great shots there, Louise! Love the commentary!

Janet said...

The Cardinals really do stand out ! such beautiful birds-lovely photo`s

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Not fair! Why do the men get to wear the sexy red dress. lol!

Fun post. Thanks for the smile :)

~Lisa

kattsby.com said...

How lovely ... what a spectacular bird he is! I've never seen one in real life, even though we do have them here.

Terry said...

What a beautiful contrast with the doves! I don't know how you do it, Louise, I've never taken a decent photo of a bird.

Upupaepops said...

Males wear the bright colors because they are usually expendable/distraction.

The females usually need the camo for sitting tight on the nest. Bright colors lead the predators away ( including other male birds of same species.

In the hummingbirds the males do no assistance at the nexst, the female is totally alone, and totally blends in with the environment

Louise a wonderful photo story. That red does stand out in a sea of Mourning

Vicki Lane said...

Great photos and captions! :-)

barefootheart said...

LOL. Nice shots. We used to have lots of cardinals in our former location, but they're not common around here. I've been pleased to have one pair show up semi-regularly. They're so beautiful. Thanks for sharing yours.

Tina said...

Love how they stand out wherever they are. They sure are one of my favorite birds....never had those in Germany. Just love them!

Madi and Mom said...

Just the other day Mom was saying wonder where all the doves are???? Now we know...crazy birds got confused and flew North.

MOL
Madi

Silvia-Maria said...

Hallo, wunderschöne Bilder sind hier entstanden.
Tun meinem Herzen sehr gut, werde mich wieder öfters melden weil ich zur Zeit sehr krank bin.
Bis bald und liebe Grüße
Silvia-Maria

Heritage Farm Village said...

oh i love bird pics, they amaze me and can be difficult to get good ones! farm tails just blogged about a cardinal, i can't get enough of them! stay warm! jill

sophie...^5 said...

Gorgeous red!...we had one in the park last year...very rare here. Their sound is very distinctive and that's how we noticed the feller high in the tree tops!

AJ-OAKS said...

Wow!!! That is a downright stunning pic of Mr. Red in the center of the doves. Wow!!!!
That is definite calendar material. Wow!!!
Have to look at it again.
Oh, huge hugs to you for helping all the horses in . Love seeing numbers like that! You are amazing.

AJ-OAKS said...

I hit the post button before re-reading what I said. I forgot to add 2010 to the number of horses you helped.

Kritter Keeper said...

louis, thank you for joining my blog and leaving your nice comment, and adding me to your blog roll. i will add you to mine when i am finished here...tell me about the horses you rescued? i love your 'pony' and the bridle you used looks similiar to my big boy blue's. he needs a flash as well. so looking forward in following you. that was heritage farm that commented about my cardinal. i think they just joined you to as they are follower on my blog too. thanks louise!!! oh, btw, when you have time since you are a horse lover, click on grampie's link and you will see all the old timey horse pictures from vermont. take care!!!

Jim said...

I'm blown away with these pics Louise! Look at that colour! Looks so out of place with those doves. I think I would flip if I saw one at our feeders.

Texas Land For Sale  said...

Thanks for sharing, this year aside from finding Texas Land For Sale  I'm looking forward to have vacation.Anyway I really like your blog and i really appreciate the excellent quality content you are posting here.

Gillian Barfoot said...

I love the dialogue, and the photo story! Wonderful how the cardinal shows up in the midst of the mourning doves. I love these birds!