February 14, 2015

Red Cardinal (and a Friend)

Junco and Northern Cardinal

Cardinals don't seem to like clinging to wire-style feeders but they sometimes manage to do it long enough to grab a few morsels.

This brilliantly red bird seems to fit in with Valentine's Day, and I can share him with The Bird D'Pot and Camera Critters.

We celebrated Valentine's Day with a mid-afternoon lunch at Outback Steakhouse. That way we avoided the heaviest crowds and, as a bonus, got home before the winds got really strong. It was snowing by the time we got home, but not too heavily. Right now the winds sound ferocious, and I hope our electricity stays on because it's very cold outside!

20 comments:

  1. Great pics, especially your last one!

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  2. Is it just me, or do the birds in photo 1 appear to be lookouts for a seed heist?

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  3. Love those bright red feathers. Glad you got home okay. It is 16 degrees F here and it is really windy.

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  4. So handsome! Is is just me or do they seem a brighter red than usual?

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  5. I love the cardinal. He's so beautiful.

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  6. So so very colorful!! Delightful images.

    Once again, thanks for taking time to add your link to share your birding post at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!!

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  7. Pretty shots of the Cardinal. They are a perfect bird for Valentine's Day. Happy Sunday!

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  8. Beautiful cardinal! The winds are crazy here, too. Hopefully we both keep electricity.

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  9. I love the bright red of cardinals.

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  10. That bright red cardinal is a perfect image for Valentine's Day. It's bitterly cold down here as well. Stay warm.

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  11. Love the Cardinals... I love them especially in a drab winter!!!!! SO colorful...

    Sounds like you had a perfect Valentine's Dinner... We did too.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Cardinals are so pretty and sometimes the only color I see on a snowy day.

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  13. This cardinal looks quite inquisitive!

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  14. Beautiful shots! Cardinals were at my feeders today as well.

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  15. Really lovely photos! You are so right about the cardinal being the perfect bird for Valentine's Day!

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  16. He is especially nice, Linda! A nice bright red for St Valentine's Day!

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