Wednesday, 8 January 2014

A Cardinal Day.....

 I had filled the bird feeders...

Yesterday....

As...I felt bad for the poor birds...

Freezing in this horrible cold...

I even toyed with the idea..

Of filling a bowl...

With boiling water....

I have done this before...

Apparently the steam attracts them...

And they come in for a sip of water...

I did not end up doing that....

But felt good that I had filled the feeders♥

Of course....Red had his fill....and even chased some bigger squirrels away...

But...the most astonishing thing today....was....that....

There were 6 Female Cardinals.......Yes....I said 6....and one Male...♥

I imagine they are juveniles...and stuck together for the winter....

I have only EVER seen Cardinals in pairs....this was a first....and very exciting! 
 













Here he is!!!

So regal...

All decked out in his...

Fancy...

Red suit...

He was nibbling...

Rather thoughtfully... 

On the cedars...

Small cones....

Tasty!





Captured this shot of the Moon...just as I was going to bed...last night.....♥

 


Hope you all had a great day....

Kept busy around the house today....laundry....sewing....made soup♥

My boyfriend picked up Miss V around 2pm....and we played for hours!

I took a few pics....she is now sporting a wee barrette in her hair....sooooo cute!

Lucky enough to go out for dinner tonight....went to the Greek....

Going for a drive to the cottage tomorrow....can't wait....suppose the Lake is frozen...

Hope we can get in....or we might have to hope the fence!

Enjoy the rest of your evening....

                                          Cheers!  :o)
                                               linda

20 comments:

  1. I've never seen that many cardinals in one place before. Lucky you!

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    1. Yes....I felt very lucky...indeed!

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  2. Beautiful photos, Linda. As handsome as the male is I think the females are adorable. I love the colours on them. Lucky you to have Miss V to play with today. We will see our little ones on Sunday. It's about to warm up a bit for all of us....yahoo!

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    1. Had fun....took some photos of her....seemed like such a long time since we had seen her♥️
      Have fun on Sunday!

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  3. Cardinals are our favourite bird, lots of the around the feeders lately. Lovely photos as always.
    Enjoy the cottage outing, take lots of photos.

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    1. Mine too....but...also the chick-a-dee....
      Will take lots of photos.....very excited about going!
      Also.....lunch out!
      Club sandwich, please....

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  4. I have yet to gather a collection of cardinals. There were nine mourning doves under my feeder today and I've seen as many as seven blue jays at once, maybe eight. The red-bellied woodpecker (which I was thinking was a flicker) comes without a mate. I'd love to have a better spot to watch them and maybe even shoot them with my Cannon. :0)

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    1. Nine!....awesome!
      I have never seen 7 BlueJays.....except at the game of course! Hahaha!
      I have the perfect spot....my kitchen...
      Put your feeder near a window...and then settle in, and record the show!
      Shoot them with your cannon....you are funny, Martha!

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  5. Oh they are so sweet ~ I love the close ups with the sunflower seeds in their beaks.

    Have fun at the cottage!

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  6. Would you believe yesterday I had the opposite? 4 male cardinals and one female! haha.

    Giving the birds a drink is a great idea. There's nothing to drink out there and they are probably thirsty! I might have to try that tomorrow. I have a feeling Red will drink yours and cats will drink mine. lol....

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    1. They will probably have some water soon....when the temps go up!

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  7. Such pretty birds! Wish we had cardinals here! Take lots of pics at the cottage. Like I have to tell you that!!!
    xo Kris

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    1. I took lots of pics....still can't believe my eyes!

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  8. The cardinals are so beautiful, we don't get them over here,so it is so nice to see yours! You took some great pictures Linda, such a great photographer. I like the 10th one of the grasses! Looking forward to seeing cottage pictures, drive safely won't you. xx

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    1. Funny that there are no Cardinals over there....wonder why?
      Yes....I also liked that one....with the outline of the cardinal♥️
      Have a great weekend, Amy...

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    2. No idea why we don't have cardinals, I suppose that it would be the wrong direction for them to migrate, and a long way to fly just for a visit. I will just look at yours instead!! xx

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  9. I love cardinals, but rarely see them. When I do, I never have my camera at hand. Your shots are beautiful.

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  10. They are such beautiful birds.
    Glad it's getting warmer. Quite springlike here today. The pheasants certainly think so, had to break up a fight..

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  11. Lucky you to have so many cardinals in your yard. Beautiful pictures of them. What kind of camera/lens do you use to photograph the moon? You always get such clear close shots of it. Enjoy your drive to the cottage.

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