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Cardinals on my Deck ~ JFF Fauna

I love to see the stunning bright red cardinals visit my deck. I have not always had them as visitors. My Dad always did. He called them redbirds. We would talk every day on the phone about birds. I had bluebirds and he did not. He would always tell me he would trade a cardinal for a bluebird. I sure miss those talks. Good memories. So now every time I see a cardinal of course I think of my Dad. I did not start seeing them until after he passed. Things that make you go hmmm.

These photos were taken around 5:pm. The sun was not in the right place to highlight the stunning color of these cardinals. I will take more later and show you the difference.

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#1 Male Cardinal

I sprinkled a few sunflower seeds on the deck and the cardinals showed up. This is a male. The sunlight did not do the photo justice. He is a stunning bright red color.

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#2 Check out the seed…

The cardinals will take a sunflower seed in its mouth, somehow get the shell off and spit it out. Sounds disgusting perhaps to you but I think it is amazing. And I caught the seed falling out of his mouth.

  1. Again with the reply button.. Anyway, I know you will see this.
    Don’t you just love those surprises. The one I took with Meika over the creek was like that. In a lot of those I was just taking pictures of the scenery, I had no idea she was in them until I got home. : ) Loved these, this one especially.

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#3 Female Cardinal in the snow

This photo was taken early in the year during a rare snowfall. I keep a feeder out even when it snows. I wanted to show the difference in the male and female. She is a softer brown color but you can see her red beak if you look closely. Still not a great photo to show off their beauty. She also has a seed in her mouth.

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  1. Beautiful birds that are fairly common in my neck of the woods except not so much in our winter (which is going strong by the way even in March). But I know they will show up again soon. Great photographic feat of gorgeous birds.

  2. Interesting I have a question Carol. How did that song come into your head?
    I have never heard of it, sounds country.
    Alex, I have had heard of the song you are referring to. They sang sweet songs of melodies pure and true, right mon? ~~


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