Wednesday, August 21, 2019

THE CARDINAL HIGH ON A BRANCH IN ONE OF OUR TREES


I have been visited by a Red Cardinal every evening for about a week.  It surprised me as I haven't been feeding the birds since hearing of the bear sighting several weeks ago, though I still make sure there is a dish of water out there.  Maybe he comes for that.  
When I thought it was time to fill the feeders again, I spotted a hawk making its temporary home in the trees out back.  I would often see him on the hunt.  I may be waiting a few more days.
No photos of the hawk but the Cardinal posed nicely in a tree out back, even though it was a dull, dreary day.
I hadn't seen a female Cardinal for a couple of months and then one landed on a branch last evening.
She didn't stay long enough for me to get a photo.
The male finally landed on the top of the hanger where I normally keep my sunflower feeder full of birdseed.  I was able to get better photos
 You can read more about him here.  
I'm glad this one decided to visit. 
 Don't you just love that up-do?


















36 comments:

  1. He is a very handsome dude. And for sure he must be your most beautiful visitor. Bummer that the bear is interfering with your bird feeding!

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    1. He certainly is Ginny. And I will be filling the bird feeders up soon :)

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  2. They are SUCH beautiful birds. Many thanks.

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  3. Brilliant captures, Denise. Such a beautiful bird.

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  4. Love your little logos at the bottom of your post. The Cardinal is a beautiful bird. I love how red he is with his black face and crest. I did birds today too.

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  5. Hello, Denise! Pretty photos of the Cardinal. I hope the hawk has moved on. Wishing you a great day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, you have a great day too :)

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  6. Wonderful photos, we had a cardinal couple appearing in our backyard earlier in the summer.

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    1. Hi Christine, they are lovely aren't they? Glad you had them visit you too :)

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  7. he is a beauty, I agree with you about waiting for the hawk to move on.. beautiful photos of this beautiful cardinal

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  8. If we are patient and watch, birds will show us some interesting behavior. You were patient.

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    1. Yes, I have learned patience is always the key :)

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  9. Great photos of this colourful bird. I'm sure it appreciates the attention you give it by leaving out some water.

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    1. Thank you so much :) It gets very hot out there I have to remember to put the water in the shade as I've noticed if it gets too hot, they are smart enough not to touch it. I refill every day with nice and fresh, clean, cool water.

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  10. They really are such beautiful birds.

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  11. Hi Denise,
    The male Cardinal is such a colourful bird, you have managed some wonderful images.
    All the best,
    John

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    1. Hi John, thank you and all the best to you too :)

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  12. How wonderful! You created a great series here.

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  13. Isn't the male Cardinal so colourful, lovely series of photographs, especially the last three.

    All the best Jan

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    1. He certainly is! Thank you Jan and all the best to you too :)

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  14. Beautiful pictures of the cardinals. The last couple are so sharp and have wonderful detail. Some of them look as though the cardinal is posing just for you.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. The guys in Standing at the Edge are wearing harnesses, but you have to enlarge the pictures (by double clicking on them) and look close to see them. Even so, I would never ever dream of doing anything like that. They must love a thrill.

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  15. I just love cardinals, Denise. Your male is a beauty and I do like his up-do! I'm sorry you can't feed him because of a bear sighting! Our daughter lives in New England and she can't feed the birds for the same reason.

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    1. Hello Martha Ellen, that's interesting about your daughter. Thank you :)

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  16. You know what they say don't you? A visit from a cardinal is a loved one from heaven coming to check on you. You story of this guy coming to visit brought by one of my most memorable events in my life that took place just this past Jan. Please jump over to https://pam-lifethroughmyeyes.blogspot.com/2019/01/mom-and-cardinal.html and read about my encounter.

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    1. Hi Pam and thank you letting me know their meaning, and for the link. I will go there right after I hit the publish button :)

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  17. I love to see cardinals! None here in the Pacific Northwest though.

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    1. I'm happy to see our frequent visitor. I'd also love to see the birds you see that we don't. That's the fun part about traveling and you see the best of both sides of the country. Color me envious :)

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