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.
You should join Kim’s August challenge. Here are the details: Flora and Fauna.
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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.