The Backyard Bunch-The Cardinals
Introducing The Cardinals. Male and Female. Papa Bird and Mama Bird.
Each of these redbirds is colorful, with the male being a more vibrant red. They were both fluttering about each other in what seemed to be a mating dance. When they landed, I was able to capture them together, their eyes locked in a steady gaze.
The birds had previously built a nest within the honeysuckle vines along my fence. Yesterday, I posted a picture of a speckled eggshell, open and empty. I am on the lookout for baby birds.
The bright red cardinal is a beautiful sight to see. The cardinal happens to be the state bird of Virginia, where I live, so I am fortunate to frequently witness their flight. Still, I don’t take this view for granted. I can’t seem to stop myself from announcing “Cardinal!” at the sight, even when I am the only one around.
Do you have cardinals where you live?