Friday, March 28, 2014

Come Here Mr. Cardinal

As we came home one night this week my Friday Finds was flying around in the front yard. For the first time EVER I saw 2 cardinals in our yard! I was yelling "red birds, red birds!" as hubby stopped at the end of our driveway so he wouldn't scare them away (he is so good to cooperate with out asking). I snuck into the garage and peaked out the window to see where they were.
I was able to grab only one photo that his beak wasn't too far behind the branch. Then he flew off to catch up with his buddy. Probably looking for girls. I was excited beyond measure.

Only once before had I been closer to a cardinal and that was last year about this time when we were in Corpus Christi. I was in 'birding' heaven. I felt a little out of place with a camera when everyone else in the park was sporting binoculars. The next two shots are from there.

I think the females are very striking in their own way.
It's a shame I haven't ever processed the photos from this trip. (except for a bunch on my iPhone and iPad.) They are keyword-ed however. I think I got side-tracked by a grand-daughter's first birthday and processing a million shots. I AM getting better about deleting so so photos these days! (Or so she thinks.)
Come check out what everyone has found this week at Friday Finds.
Have an awesome weekend filled with signs of Spring!

Kim Klassen dot Com


  1. SWEET post! Have a good weekend ( :

  2. I love Cardinals. We see a lot in our yard but I've never been fortunate enough to 'catch' one. I think the females are pretty, too.

  3. When you figure out how to delete those so-so photos, please let me know! I can totally understand being sidetracked by grandbabykin photos....of any sort. We do have cardinals in our yard and I look forward to hearing their mating call in about a month. They're so much fun to watch at the feeders.
    Visiting from Friday Finds.

  4. Great capture I have yet to achieve a 'good' bird shot.

  5. Oh, it is so good to see someone else get so excited about having a cardinal or two in their yard! Even better that one stayed long enough for you to get your camera and a shot!

  6. Lovely shots of beautiful cardinals. I'm lucky enough to have a lot of them in our yard, the numbers have increased each year it seems, going by the amount of sunflower seeds we have to buy :) I hope you see them again ..

  7. I didn't realize cardinals were so rare down there. They are a joy to see in the winter here, that bright splash of red against all the white.

  8. Fab shots. We have cardinals all the time in our yard - when you see one the mate is always close by. I'm never quick enough to get a shot though. Great find.

  9. Great capture! Cardinals don't hang out where I live, I wish they did because they are such beautiful birds! Thank you for visiting my blog!


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