The cardinals are going through their fall molt now and look a little rough. This one looks like it must have molted early and is mostly back to normal.
The lousy weather lately has made it a little difficult to get out with the camera. I did manage to get another good one of a female cardinal the other day.
This female cardinal was keeping a wary eye on me as it ate at the feeder. They are usually less cautious than the males but this one was being careful. It also had to share with the chickadee flying in from behind.
The snow yesterday made the cardinals really stand out. They are bright spots of color that make the dark winter days much easier to bear. The snow makes them much more tolerant of my presence. There were five or six hanging around yesterday.
This cardinal had such a fierce looking attitude I had to show it. He looks like he is going to attack anything that comes near. I don’t know if it was because I was taking pictures or because there were so many birds at the … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Dec 16 2018
My wife has always told me that when you see a cardinal it is someone from heaven coming to say hi. If that’s true we have been getting a lot of heavenly visitors lately. The male cardinals really stand out in winter. They tend to … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Nov 25 2018
Not much of a chance to get out with the camera this week but I did manage to catch this cardinal under the feeder.
The cardinals have recovered from molt and are looking good for winter. The colder weather has them very active near the feeders. The cardinal was selected by school children in 1929 to be the state bird in Illinois. It is also the state bird of … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Oct 21 2018
Just another picture of a cardinal. They are bright spots in a dreary day this time of year.
The cardinals have stayed busy at the feeder. They spend a lot of time sitting in the trees watching the other birds feed. They will dart in, grab a seed or two and then move back to the safety of the branches. This one paused … Continue readingPhoto of the Week, Feb 18 2018