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Male Cardinal ~ Color Crazy

These birds are such a delight to see at the deck feeder. This is the male Northern Cardinal. The female is more of a brown with a reddish colored beak and tail. The male always has a burst of color stronger than the female.

Sharing this photo with my Backyard Birds series I started awhile back. I have many different birds that visit the deck feeder. This one has a sunflower seed in his mouth. He cracks it and leaves the shells for  me to clean up.

My Dad always called these redbirds. We talked every day about birds. I miss those talks.

They also look stunning in the snow with their bright red color. The sunflower seeds and peanuts are two of their favorite foods. Snapped this one in December before I took down the feeder.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

Photo ©CarolDM

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  1. Cardinals are such bright colored birds. You basically cannot mistake them with other birds. We have cardinals here but not as much as bluejays or seagulls or chikadees or carouge à épaulettes or the blasted crows etc… So whenever I see one I rejoice and try to keep him in my eyesight…

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