Friday, February 4, 2011

Cardinal Congregation

I never made it out to the Thousand Acre Swamp yesterday.  Life got in the way.  I don't know whether or not I'll try today.  Truth told, it's very isolated and I worry about being back in there along, even with my cell phone.  I need to get out and walk, though, so I'll go someplace, even if it's only back to North Ponds Park.

Yesterday afternoon, the cardinals suddenly remembered that there was food around here and gathered in force.  Don't they look like Christmas tree ornaments in this picture?
And, here they are, with some of their lady friends, and the ever present Mourning Doves, at the feeder.
They are such silly, flighty birds.  And, they argue all the time.  It's a good thing they're so pretty.

15 comments:

Woodswalker said...

Yes, those cardinals look like Christmas decorations, as if you had tied bright red ribbons in the trees. How lucky you are to have so many. We get just very occasional visits from our one neighborhood couple.

Tina said...

Beautiful!

Sharon said...

They sure do look like ornaments! You have a lot of them too! (Just waiting for the time to get some food, I expect) I wish mine would all land in one area like that, I would know how many were about!

texwisgirl said...

My sister refers to them as "those pesky cardinals" but I enjoy them just like I do "those pesky scamper rat" squirrels. :)

Cindi said...

I love cardinals!!!! great pics! thx for sharing

chook said...

that's amazing! very cool

Canyon Girl said...

I miss the cardinals and the orioles from my Princeton days. Such colorful and pretty birds.

John Gray said...

are you keeping warm over there!? looks freezing

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I really love the Cardinals and noticed today that a couple of 'the girls' weren't getting along--There was plenty of food, so who knows why?

But I hope you enjoyed your day Louise!

Dreaming said...

They look like Christmas ornaments in the tree!
Like Canyon Girl, I miss them. One winter we had a crazy male that spent hours every day attacking his image in the rear-view mirror of my car. It was fun to watch, but he made a mess of my car!

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

one time i counted over 14 cardinals in a tree. yes they are very decorative ornaments!

Nan and =^..^= said...

Wonderful photos! We seem to just have one cardinal couple who visit our bird feeders and for some unknown reason to me, the doves are not here this winter. I do miss them! They had many babies in our yard during the summer and fall but this winter they have vanished!

kattsby.com said...

They do look like Christmas ornaments! Beautiful birds! I'm still hoping to see one some time.
That's very sensible, re-thinking that walk.

FP said...

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Best wishes

Sheri said...

Such pretty birds. I wish I could trade you a few blue jays for a few cardinals and ducks.