Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cardinal, cowbird and critters




Looks like the squirrel's saying, "Send down more seed!"

63 comments:

Joe said...

Nice contrast between the Cardinal and the Cowbird. HEY, is that a squirrel in the pic? I didn't know you had any of them ;). HA, HA!!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Now, that is a great combination!! blessings ~ tanna

Clint said...

Looks like a nice, pastoral location for me to sit out and enjoy a cool potion while enjoying the antics.

missing moments said...

Great colors in these photos ... and the squirrel ... like, getting a bit lazy, isn't he ...not scampering up INTO the bowl!

North said...

The cardinal looks like it is in charge.

Jill said...

That cardinal demonstrates so much personality in his face! What a hoot.

Roan said...

Lots of activity around the bird bath. Love the cardinal!

misha said...

Too funny! Animals have their own little world together. I love the *window* you give us to watch them :)
xo, misha

Sandra said...

your critters always make me smile. they really look like they are waiting for the seed to drop in their laps... what a way to shop

Buttons said...

I love how your wildlife all get along so well. The photos are fabulous.
I am back it appears I cannot take a break I am a little crazy I think. B

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Quite the menagerie you have there!

Deb said...

Cardinals make me happy and so do these pictures.

Mom of M&Ms said...

The DOF in those first two shots is spot on perfect.. beautiful shots !

Susan said...

I'm fascinated with the Cardinal birds.
This little gathering is so sweet.
LOL, the last photo especially :D)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

That crow seems to want to be friends with everyone!

Kathy said...

Mr. Cardinal doesn't seem too happy to be sharing his bath with Ms. Cowbird! My mother hates it when cowbirds try to mooch a few morsels from her bird feeders.

Montanagirl said...

Gotta love those Cardinals. Nice shots.

Louise said...

Your cardinal looks kind of po'd to have to share the birdbath with those interloopers!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everyone seems to be playing real nice:@)

Judy said...

I totally love the contrast in the cardinal and cowbird.

edenhills said...

Love these pictures! That birdbath is so Roamanesque, and the brilliant red just jumps out to get your attention!

Texan said...

Perfect color combo on the birds :O). The Cardinal made me smile as I thought having a bad hair day? LOL. His head feathers straight up.

Log Cabin Studio said...

Great capture of them all together.
Caroline

wayside wanderer said...

Cardinal has a wicked mohawk. =D

Dina said...

So cute. I'm surprised the squirrels weren't on the feeder chasing the birds away.

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

We don't have cardinals out west for some reason. Thanks for sharing yours.

Jan n Jer said...

Love the bokeh on the first two shots!

Arija said...

Nice to see the cardinal and cowbird sharing the bar so amicably.

Debbie said...

chuck sprinkles seed on the ground to try and keep the squirrels off the feeders. begging works also.

love these pictures, great contrast and they just look fun.

the cardinal has a "super" mohawk, he must use hair gel for that!!!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The cardinal has that brightly colored punk rock hair do going. They must be the wild ones of the bird world.

Flora said...

Looks like they are having fun!

Angela said...

Looks like they are having a party!

Have a Great Day!
Angela

Tina Eudora said...

Isn't that just the sweetest thing! Sometimes nature sends you a vision of how life should be and this is one of those times!
Tina xo

Mama-Bug said...

Love that beautiful cardinal; he looks a little peeved in that first photo!

Liesl said...

That squirrel is too fat to climb onto the bird bath!!! Those cardinals sure are stunners!

beth said...

it's a party !!!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Wonderful captures. Love that red bird.

heyBJK said...

Mr. Cardinal looks like he's getting his feathers all in a knot and the tree rats are like "hey, y'all need to keep it down up there"!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

My gosh, the background is like butter in these shots. So smooth. Well done!

don said...

The Cardinal and the Cowbird seem to get along well together. Nice series including the squirrels. Your squirrels seem darker with more brown color than our gray ones. Nice post.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful shots.

Robin said...

T, great shots! I like the contrast between the two birds!

Pricilla said...

The cardinal looks like he is telling that cowbird off!

Michaele said...

That cardinal looked like he was really keeping an eye on you. Gotta love the hairdo.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That cardinal is a punk if I ever saw one...

Margaret said...

honestly, I thought the last photo would be of the squirrel in the birdbath! :)

Margaret said...

honestly, I thought the last photo would be of the squirrel in the birdbath! :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That's quite the contrast in colors,between the Cowbird and the Cardinal.

Rose said...

And the cardinal is telling him to hang on a minute....

Andrew said...

A stunning bird the Cardinal... we don't have them in the UK so many thanks for sharing yours...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nice variety at your feeder (well the cowbird's not so nice, but he does make a nice contrast).

Woody said...

a real menagerie! Our cardinals boogie when the crows show up :-(

Janie2 said...

I have NEVER seen a Cardinal in real life! WOW, what a beautiful bird. I hope to see one someday. #3 photo would make a great poster or greeting card. You are making me smile...

Larry said...

What a fun post! Love that last shot with the squirrel looking up asking for more!

MarieElizabeth said...

I think that is exactly what he's saying...or maybe, quit hogging it up there!

Barb said...

Wonderful photos! you live in an enchanted place!

bailey-road.com said...

These are so cute! Don't you love having all these critters around? Like a Disney cartoon!

Allison said...

So pristine. You truly live in paradise. :)

Deb said...

love it....the cardinal is beautiful...

Paula said...

The "watering hole" must be the place to be around your place!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

That cardinal looks like he's saying (with that head cocked to the side)...

"Hey what the hell you looking at? Take a picture, it'll last longer!"

... just saying what he's saying ;)

barbara l. hale said...

The peaceable kingdom.

forestwalk/laura k said...

your birdbath sure gets its share of critters...i wonder if you were to sneak out there at night...if there would be 'possums, raccoons...and armadillos lazing around and talking about...life...

great shots, as always!

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