Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cardinal spa day









Drat!  Just missed the 'fly bye' shot!

121 comments:

Gone Country said...

I love watching them take baths! They really get into it! He looks like he's posing too.

Great series of photos!

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

Beautiful photos... love to see that glimpse of red this time of year!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

and I just love these birds; SO colourful and handsome. At the last one I thought, surely he didn't go under?! :)

Felicity said...

It cracks me up how he looks up after each little splash as if to say "Did you see that?".

Great captures even without the flyby at the end.

Happy day!

Joe said...

He looks quite pleased with himself.

Giga said...

Piękność wykąpała się i odfrunęła szybko, a co miała czekać aż jej zrobisz kolejne zdjęcie :-). Pozdrawiam

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Maybe he's off to get his massage!

Fjällripan said...

I also allways miss the bye flight, the birds are just to fast :)
Great photos from his bath though, he really seems to like it! :)

Allison said...

I saw a real live cardinal when I was in Kansas and immediately thought of you and your festive friends!

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Love the look of the water, like there's soap in it. I love cardinals too. Unfortunately for me Leo chases them off.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

That's ok Tex, the other shots are superb!

Melodie said...

He is a handsome fellow! Great shots!

Buttons said...

Wow Tex you always get the most amazing bird shots. B

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, he was having such a good time!!! LOVE the cardinals. Who am I kidding, I love all the birds. LOL! Great, fun shots. blessings ~ Tanna

Dicky Bird said...

I was wondering where all the Cardinals are...they are still in Texas. Cute pictures. Blessings from Wisconsin.

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Oh, so cute-great capture! Your Cardinals are a special treat for me, as we don't get them here.

Dianne said...

he's having a grand old time!
I love their little mohawk heads :)

thanks for visiting my gentleman post

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

The cardinal is such a special, beautiful visitor -- your captures are so fun to see, T. :)

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

He looks like he is watching to make sure no see's him acting all goofy in the water!
Loved this :)
xo, misha

Bitch said...

Lovely shots in a lucky moment!!
I suppose that you smiled?

Sandra said...

he is a real cutie, these are great shots, so sharp and clear and WET.. at least he did not have a squirrel in his spa or a horse.. LOL

Judy said...

He sure does look happy splashing around in there.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great action shots. The perfect spa for any bird.

trav4adventures said...

Oh, he is ADORABLE! I wish we had cardinals here in our desert!

parker said...

I think he must have had a date with the pretty female from the ranch down the road! Have to be spruced up for these occasions you know!

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa...I have never seem a Cardinal take a bath..so I am loving this one..I see them more in snow here!!

Grace

Chatty Crone said...

It's nice to see a beautiful bird taking a nice bath and just having fun! sandie

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

He's lucky he's in TX. That water would be frozen here this morning.

Kathy said...

I think he's getting ready for a date with his lady!

latebloomerbuds said...

What a great way to start off the month of December. Certainly by the end of the month, we will all need a spa day! Smart bird. Margie

Catherine said...

Haha ~ very fun!
xo Catherine

Jill said...

These are fantastic! Have you ever seen the print "The Mad Blue Bird?" This little cardinal reminds me of that. He has so much attitude!

I could easily see one of these as your next sketch for one of your giveaways!

KAT said...

very cool Theresa ! I love the Cardinal...what a handsome bird. this one is a fish isnt he ?

- KAT -

Deb said...

Love those little red devils:)

ellen abbott said...

Lots of cardinals here. I love how they always travel in pairs. One day we had 8 or 9 pairs around the birdbath.

Sharon said...

Ice on out water again, for the third day. Nice shots of the Cardinal bathing, must be decent weather down there!

Changes in the wind said...

You are amazing to catch all this is action....love them.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

He's all rejuvenated, now! =)

Ruta said...

I love the splashing shots!

ladyfi said...

These shots are utterly delightful!

Sylvia K said...

They do enjoy their baths, don't they!!! Love your captures as always!

Sylvia

Breathtaking said...

Wonderful captures of this bright
red bird, what a charmer!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So fun. Must not be too cold there yet.

rainfield61 said...

It get caught naked in a bathroom.

Flora said...

Hard to believe that birds have baths in November.....brrrrr...Beautiful shots!!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Splish.. splash... I was taking a bath.
..Great shots.
Costas

bailey-road.com said...

What a "splash" of color on the landscape!

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful photos and cardinal!

Have a nice day:)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I watch the birds visiting our little spa we have for them and they seem to get so throughly soaked I wonder how they are able to fly, but they do.

Farm Girl said...

I just love Cardinal spa days!! They just really get into the bath. I always like how their top not gets all punk looking.

Deb said...

awesome post T....love cardinals....bet he was enjoying that spa...

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Pure joy to watch the red lady enjoying her bath. Sensational shots.

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

Fantastic photos! I would love to have seen that live!

Martha Z said...

He does seem to be enjoying his bath but looks like he resents the voyeur.

Texan said...

brrr been a bit chilly for a dip in the pool. I just love Cardinals.

Lindy MacDuff said...

You may have missed the fly-by, but you caught the water droplets! These are wonderful and I am envious in a nice way that you have such fabulous images of the Cardinal. Ours are so skitterish and difficult to photograph. I very much enjoyed these! :-)

Pricilla said...

He got a good bath

Ron said...

This is a great series of shots!

Inger said...

That's amazing! And how beautiful they are. I miss them from my Princeton days. We don't have any birds that colorful here in the desert mountains.

Susan said...

Awww, so cute! Beautiful bird. I can't believe how good you are at catching birds. Love these!

pattisjarrett said...

So handsome!

Karen said...

He knows he's being photographed! Too cute.

DeanO said...

That's great!

Gillian Olson said...

He's a beauty, and now clean too. A great series.

Ellie said...

What a cute bird and it looks like he is really enjoying his bath.

Andrew said...

I have said this many times but your cardinals are amazing birds to see...
Happy December xx

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful serie photo's, very nce done.

Regards, Joop

Hilary said...

LOL.. I have so many images of where something was just a second earlier. ;) Lovely shots.

Rose said...

They would not be doing that here....things are frozen!

Robin said...

T, wonderful! It's so much fun to watch birds in the bath. Especially when they get right into it, like this guy!

Mary said...

I used to have a pair of cardinals that came to my window to feed every morning. I'm sad that they are gone, but I still have my squirrels!

I loved those pictures. That cardinal looked so happy.

SweetMarie said...

He is just too cute! You took some great pics! I think he's got a hot date tonight! LOL

Cher' Shots said...

Great shots! I love cardinals, they are like the 'bling' of the outdoors!
We occasionally see them, but I would love to have them around all the time.
'love & hugs from afar'

Chip Allen said...

HEY LADY, THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE HOT TUB! NO BUBBLES!

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely Cardinal photos.

Nezzy said...

Oh, but ya got so many other fab shot of our red friend.

Truly magnificent pics of your bathin' beauty!

God bless your day sweetie!!! :o)

Barbara said...

He was lovin' that bath! Great shots!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

so funny! i love watching them take their baths!

beautiful photos!!

mick said...

Great photos it must have been fun to watch all that activity from one little bird.

Ms. Becky said...

what a grizzled little red fur ball. that was entertaining. next time I want the video! happy day to you TWG.

Rita said...

Enchanting! :)

C. Joy said...

He looks like he's raising up to say "Towel, please.." Great snaps. These beauties are one of the reasons I work to keep my bird feeders full. Happy December.

AndysLens said...

I'm sure it was enjoyed with the drought and all.

Montanagirl said...

Ha! LOVE these. I do sooo wish we had Cardinals here.

eileeninmd said...

Fun shots of the Cardinal, it sure is splishing and a splashing there.

dr momi said...

Cardinal spa day indeed :-) Great shots. Even the last one with your caption :-)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

How cute was that!!! So darling. Got to adore Cardinals...I enjoy the females as much as the males~

Lynne said...

Now . . . , I really, really, really liked these pictures of the Cardinal at the spa! Have I said "really, really, really liked" ever before . . .?

gowestferalwoman said...

lol back in Wisconsin that poor bird would be frozen to the bath, yikes!

You capture the most excellent action shots - I can "see" each flutter of his wings in those shots :)

A Quiet Corner said...

And to think, I JUST bought bird seed and suet today! At least the feeders are full...now I just wait...:)JP

Kjell T. Evensen said...

In my next life...... :)

Barb said...

These bird baths make me smile!

lisa said...

These are just adorable!
He looks like he's having such a good time.

Jennifer said...

He looks like hes having a great time in that birdbath :)

Christine said...

He is so cute and totally enjoying that bath :)

Mariette said...

Dearest TexWisGirl,

LOVE your presentation of December RED! This is beautiful and pure, just nature and you enjoying it as much as we do. Away from the over commercial part of this month! Keep that spirit up and it's refreshing to come here.
Love to you,

Mariette

Barb said...

These are so great - he should be clean!

Kay said...

Wow, he's really loving that bath.

missing moments said...

I so love it when they bathe! They take it so seriously!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It doesn't matter that you missed the fly bye shot--What a terrific series of shots with such detail and great color!!

Randy said...

Fun shots.

Lois Evensen said...

He looks like he needs a rub down. ;) Love the series!

Pat Tillett said...

LOVE these! I so badly wish he had colorful birds like this where i live!

Millie said...

He looks like our drake Quackers when he's enjoying the pool!

MarieElizabeth said...

Looks like he was really enjoying that spa day!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Wonderful shots, Theresa! I love the cardinals, they are such a pretty color especially in winter!

barbara l. hale said...

Could he be having a better time?! Great series.

Ingrid said...

Awesome series! I wish we had cardinals on the West Coast.

Linda R. said...

I could just sit all day and watch birds play in a birdbath.. Such great photos..

Hugs, Linda

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Splish Splash. Such handsome birds, those Cardinals.

Candy C. said...

I love the pictures with his head under the water! :)

Hilda R.B said...

So nice photos. The bird with so strong colour was so great. Never seen this before.
Have a nice weekend to you.
Greetings from Hilda

madrassi said...

That’s fabulous series on the bird bath. Lovely capture dear :)

Furry Bottoms said...

That cardinal's got it made!

georgettesullins said...

Love the splashing.

Sarah said...

Amazing pictures!! Bathing birds are so fun to watch!

Sarah from The House That Ag Built

Marie said...

I sure enjoyed being a Peeping Thomasina and watching him take his bath. Too cute!

heyBJK said...

LOL! They always look so perturbed when their feathers are fluffed up!

Southwest Arkie said...

Great captures- he looks like he is having a wonderful time at his bath!

magda said...

Ooo, my friend
Very clever title!!!
Lovely photos, lovely!!!!
Many greetings and kisses

Kerri said...

This has got to be one of my fave posts! LOVE it!!

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