The Backyard Bunch-The Cardinals

The Cardinals

The Cardinals

Introducing The Cardinals.

Each of these redbirds is colorful. Male cardinals are a vibrant red. They were both fluttering about each other in what seemed to be a dance. When they landed, I was able to capture them together, their eyes locked in a steady gaze.

Cardinals have 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?

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Posted on May 23, 2015, in home, Observations, Photography, The Backyard Bunch and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Are they related to parrots? I’m looking at the shape of their beaks.
    Beautiful colours. You’re very lucky.
    I took part in a garden birdwatch for the RSPB in January and was surprised that I was able to report sightings of 18 different species. If you’d like to see my post, here is a link
    https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/a-bit-of-titevasion/
    I find birds fascinating. The prettier the better of course!

    Like

  2. No cardinals where I live. I sure wish there were though.

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