Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mr. Bold and Beautiful

Male Northern Cardinal


Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

145 comments:

georgettesullins said...

Handsome fellow and beautiful stance.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...a work of art. The beautiful cardinal...AND your photos!!

Roan said...

He is a handsome fella!

Indrani said...

Very attractive!
Great pics.

magnoliasntea said...

He sure is beautiful! Great photos.

Brk Trt said...

Great birds, love the head and face.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Charming! His legs look so tiny in that last photo, though!

Arija said...

Lucky you to have him sitting tall on your bird bath. Spectacular in his clerical robes.

Revrunner said...

I've got a sporting pair flitting around the front yard now.

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig mooi.

Dział Przyrody MŚO said...

HI! The title fits perfectly into this picture. A wonderful bird! The color of its plumage is unique!
Greetings

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A perfect composition of a beautiful bird!

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful photo.

Stewart M said...

Great looking bird!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Molly The Wally said...

Handsome little devil. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Fireblossom said...

Who's a pretty bird!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Pretty boy- I hope his bird bath is not frozen over this morning...it's 30 here.

Sandra said...

we have his twin here, i am shipping him to you... he starts calling the dog chirp at 4 am and is still going at 8 pm... one day he chirped for 17 straight hours, 4 different trees. his whistle sounds like how we whistle for the dogs..

messymimi said...

They do make you look twice!

William Kendall said...

Quite a handsome bird!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Especially our visitors from over seas always have been in awe about the Northern Cardinal.
Hugs,
Mariette

Lynn said...

Gorgeous, if I were a bird I'd like to be an almost all red male Cardinal :-).

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, oh my, stunning pictures of the beautiful Cardinal, love them, Blessings Francine.

S. J. Qualls said...

How nice of him to pose for you!

Jan n Jer said...

Love these birds...we have a pair hanging around our yard and I love to watch them.

Kate said...

What a show off!!

DJan said...

He's so cool, he almost looks like he's wearing shades. :-)

Julia said...

This little guy is really posing well for the camera. Great shots.
Hugs
JB

parker said...

Nothing like a cardinal to bring a flash of color to the yard!

joeh said...

One of my favorites that I tend to take for granite because they are very common up north.

Kathy said...

I'm happy to see the ducks have finally allowed him a spot in the bird bath!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
How beautiful your cardinal looks♡♡♡ Love its color coordination and the sweet eyes staring at you♪♪♪

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

Judy said...

I just love these guys. They have been pretty scarce at the feeder this year, wonder if the cat has anything to do with that ;0

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Bold and beautiful for sure!

Dicky Bird said...

Bold, beautiful and loyal - I love Cardinal couples!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Your photos are magnificent. I can never get enough of these gorgeous birds. Here, they stand out so beautifully against the gray limbs & branches of the still leafless tress.

DIMI said...

He's adorable Tex!!The Cardinal is one of my favorite birds!!!Excellent shots!!
Dimi...

Sally said...

LOVE the Cardinals. One time I saw one outside the window and wrote lyrics that went something like "when I see that little red bird, and hear it singin' to me; I'm reminded of who I am and of my family tree".

Thanks for bringing back a memory, Theresa! :)

Roxy the traveling dog said...

I have always wanted to see a carcinal, so beautiful.

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely little fella!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Handsome birds! Go St. Louis Cards!

Kerri Farley said...

He Sure is!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Beautiful photo of a beautiful bird. We have a family living in our backyard.

Inger said...

I miss them. We have many in our NJ garden, but they don't live around here.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Excellent cardinal captures. They are such handsome birds.

Lynne said...

Always a treat to see Mr. Bold!

Sylvia K said...

Love the cardinals!! Handsome, bold fellow he is!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

He sure adds color to the forest and to our feeders! Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs, Diane

Irma said...

Great looking birds.
Greetings Irma

Country Gal said...

Nice photos ! We have quite a few of both Male and female Cardinals here !

Bob Bushell said...

Isn't he beautiful?

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I know I've mentioned this before - but we've had a lot of cardinals this winter. This past weekend they were chasing each other all over the place!!
You have great shots of a lovely fellow!

Laura. M said...

That gorgeous bird!!!

Stephen Hayes said...

Such an impressive bird. These would look great flying around the Vatican.

Gail said...

Absolutely beautiful

I love this color on a bleak winter day. Only color we get.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Ohh I love his color!

Deb said...

one of my favorite birds!

Beth said...

I love the cardinals. So beautiful!

Susan said...

Wow, he is beautiful. I just love the color!

Pamela Gordon said...

He is a beauty.

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

I wish he'd come north to my farm!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I hear them singing around my house, but they are not visiting my feeders. I just love their colors.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Northern Cardinals are among the most beautiful of the songbirds! I enjoy seeing a pair that live in the Holly bush across the street from me. Have a great day today!

Farm Girl said...

What a great guy dressed in Red. Just beautiful.

Modesto Viegas said...

Well done!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

He is always a treat to see.

Mersad said...

Your title says it the best!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Carletta said...

I'm pretty sure the little masked guy knows it too! :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

He's a beauty! The cardinals are one of my favorite birds. I love hearing their song, too.
I'll have to look around when I have more time to see what I've missed out on at the Ranch while I was on blog break! See ya later.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Ah,my favourite backyard bird. The cardinals are so brilliant red at this time of year, and ours are chirping away all the time. Lovely photos.

Ms. A said...

My MIL has these all the time. I hardly ever see them in my yard.

Debbie said...

it is amazing how beautiful they are!!

i like the hairs on his chiny, chin, chin!!

Cranberry Morning said...

What a handsome boy! Too bad that gorgeous color makes him an easy target for his predators. That's a horrid thought, isn't it. Cardinals are my favorites. And I love their song.

Raggedy Creations said...

yep a handsome dude

Patty Woodland said...

Such a pretty boy

carol l mckenna said...

Great shots of his 'majesty' ~ nature's gem ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Just lovely! Beautiful colors :-)

Karen said...

He is handsome!

Aditi said...

He is bold and beautiful and he knows it! Smartly posing for pics!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Yes he is! Wonderful shots.

Robin Lamb said...

T, such a handsome fellow!

Andrew Fulton said...

Stunning little birds to see... wonderful images

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh beautiful! A charmer.

karmnik54 said...

W pięknym kolorze:)

The Queen Jester said...

One of my favorite birds - bright, bold and beautiful, but less aggressive than the blue jays. You'd think with all that red they'd be the one with anger management issues, but nope.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

He really is beautiful!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Great capture! He looks like he's striking a pose for you.

bailey-road.com said...

Does he know how handsome he is? I think he does.

RedPat said...

It's always a thrill to see one! ;-)

Andrea Priebe said...

I never grow tired of these beautiful birds and their constant song that echos over our area in the morning while I walk the dog. They certainly are one of Nature's most precious gifts ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Willow said...

He's a Snazzy Red head

Michael Manning said...

Ah, very nice. As kids, we believed that spotting a Cardinal was a sign of Spring approaching!

mick said...

He is beautiful!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

He's a beauty, Tex; and you've done a great job of photographing him.

Ela said...

He looks so dignified. And I think he likes to be photographed.
Greetings

Larry said...

I love cardinals. A male cardinal is busy whistling away his Spring song outside my window as I write this. It's one of the few bird calls I can imitate!

Midmarsh John said...

He looks very confident.

Naquillity said...

what a cutie this guy is... he seemed more interested in posing than drinking on this day, didn't he? hope all is well. have a great day~

Our photos said...

What a colorful bird. Very nice !

eileeninmd said...

He is Bold & Beautiful! I am sure he could have his own soap opera too. Great shots!

Jeanne said...

I just love the last photo, he looks like he's smiling at you!!

Stephanie said...

He is gorgeous!

Deanna said...

These beautiful birds just add such a pop to our landscapes. I am glad this is one bird that I can enjoy here too!!

Barb said...

Lucky you! I've not seen a cardinal in many years.

Melissa said...

Very regal. He knows he's good-looking too.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Now these handsome devils... I'm familiar with:@)

Dave said...

really wish we had this species here in the UK..... Ace bird!

bj said...

Mercy...my finger got tired strolling thru all these wonderful comments. I don't know anyone else in Blogland that's is so popular as you, my cute friend.
I am totally in love with your cardinal pictures.....my favorite bird of all time.

Brian King said...

What a handsome fella! Quite the poser.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, very interesting this beautiful bird!

Gail Dixon said...

The cardinal is the bird that got me into birding. What a pretty little poser you captured. :)

c. Joy said...

My favorite bird. Nice picture.

SquirrelQueen said...

He is one very handsome fellow. Looks like he knows it too.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

A great time of year for birds. We had snow today, though. sigh
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Michelle said...

My favorite!

Anvilcloud said...

Cardinals are so beautiful. I miss hearing and seeing them around here.

Red said...

they're a very attractive bird.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So beautiful!

Catherine said...

He's an extra pretty one!
xo Catherine

Montanagirl said...

Boy is he ever!! The ones you sent my way must have gotten lost....sigh.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love him. I had a cute 'pair' in my garden tonight…..I could watch them flit around for hours!

Randy said...

Handsome fellow.

bon bon said...

devilishly, good-looking chap.

don said...

These Cardinals are beautiful birds and you have taken some excellent close up of their rich colors and feather details. Exceptionally nice shots!

Paula said...

I'm so happy to say we do have Cardinals here at home and at the ranch. I so enjoy your pictures of them and being able to see them in person too.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful bird. I wish we had them here. I keep saying that but nothing happens. LOL
MB

KB Bear said...

He is so handsome!!! I love cardinals.

Paul said...

Sure beautiful markings on these Cardinals!

Carole M. said...

very special to have in your own backyard...

Kleine Waldameise said...

Ich beneide dich um solche hübschen Besucher. Danke fürs Zeigen und noch einen schönen Tag!

Book Dragon said...

yes, yes he is!

love your blog photos

Margaret Adamson said...

Charming poser.

Icy BC said...

He is very handsome and such a charmer!

Mary Cromer said...

Very handsome indeed beautiful. My 90 year old father-in-law enjoys watching the birds at his feeder. The Cardinals will come and he just so delights in them~

Gert said...

Love the cardinals!!!

Karen S. said...

I just love how you capture these stunning birds!

MarkD60 said...

GO ST LOUIS!

Rita said...

He certainly is!! :)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

We have two pair who are fighting over territory right now. This is our state bird.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love cardinals! As you know.

Hilary said...

These are wonderful. I miss Cardinals. We used to get so many around my old place but have never seen any up here, yet. So thanks for sharing yours.

Pantherka said...

He is thus very nice ...

michaelswoodcraft said...

Beautiful!! love the red cardinal's :)

Donna said...

Terrific closeups!

Helma said...

I find this so beautiful to see. The red cardinal is a truly beautiful bird. In the Netherlands we have not, but I think it's brilliant. I'm a little bit jealous :-)

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