Sunday, January 18, 2015

Mosaic Monday #24 Red Bird Love

We are fortunate to have northern cardinals in our gardens year round. They frequent the bird feeders but this is the first year they've tackled the peanut feeder tube.
Here's the male thinking about it as I'm sure he's been watching the woodpeckers, nuthatches and chickadees cling to the metal mesh. How hard can it be?
A bit of wing flapping until he gets a grip with his feet and then stick your face in where all the yummy peanuts are!
The female landed on the peanut feeder but is content to eat safflower seeds from a platform style feeder. Below she is seen at the birdbath in winter. I added a faint texture behind her so her body wasn't lost against the white snow.
Of course mom and dad bring the babies to learn how to eat from a feeder too.
There are lots of cardinals inside too, mostly in the kitchen where you can see my cutting board top right. The bird in the bottom left is on a throw, a warm and cozy addition across my lap when reading on a cold winter day.
If you don't get cardinals in your yard, I hope you enjoyed the ones I've shared.
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44 comments:

  1. Oh how I love the cardinals - and envy you so many wonderful birds. Thank you so much for sharing, and I love your collection,

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  2. Hello Judith, I love this Cardinal post.. So many pretty photos.. They are beautiful birds to see in your back yard.. Thank you for hosting, have a happy week!

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  3. Oh Judith, where I live we don't really have any colourful birds in our yards! :(
    (In some years we have bullfinches, but this year there are plenty of rowan berries and many birds need less feeding than usually)
    The male adult cardinals look fancy, but I find the colouring of the young ones especially interesting.
    Wonderful photos, thank you for sharing! Have a lovely Mosaic Monday!

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  4. Lovely shots of your happy well-fed birds! :)

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  5. This makes me realize I haven't seen our cardinals this year. I wonder if the deer scare them away. I have the same little ceramic cardinals out for the winter. Red is such a wonderful color and makes any photo look good.

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  6. Cardinals are my most favourite bird to see in the garden and I'm always trying to get photos of the. I've also got lots of indoor cardinals, in fact I have the same cutting board as you.

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  7. Wonderful photos . I was just saying to Linda at Woke up ,Got out of Bed blog who had Cardinal photos to that our Cardinals here leg it so to speak when I have my camera lol ! but all the other birdies love striking a pose for me lol ! I love watching all our birdies . They are feasting right now as it is mild and rainy , snow is melting to . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  8. Thank you Judith for your wonderful photos and thank you for Mosaic Monday no. 24.
    Joy

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  9. I absolutely love your cardinals Judith. We have them behind us and if we had feeders besides suet I am sure they would come in the garden more....I thoroughly enjoyed all your cardinals especially the babes!

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  10. You just can't beat a bright red cardinal in the winter time to bring a splash of cheer! They are all gorgeous! I've been admiring all your different bird feeders Judith. Mine are not drawing in the kind of birds I like, although it could just be they're not enjoying the seeds I buy. Wendy x

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  11. Cardinals are such bright spots in a winter landscape. We don't have them out here so I enjoy seeing them via your photos.

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  12. Cardinals are also my favorite birds, Judith! Unfortunately we don't see them here. I like your cardinal accessories--they are very pretty. I may need to by soem so I'll see cardinals that way :)

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  13. I love seeing the Red Cardinals here, too. Especially against the white snow. You've captured them beautifully in your photo's, Judith. Always a pleasure to come and see what you are up to.
    Debbie
    xo

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  14. Absolutely wonderful photos, Judith. What wonderful feathered friends you have in the Cardinals.

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  15. Lots of Cardinal wonderfulness at your home!! Beautiful! xx

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  16. I do not get them and I have enjoyed seeing them there.

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  17. The birds must love your bird feeder in the winter. I can' get over the colour of these cardinals.
    Have a lovely week and thanks for hosting!

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  18. We do get Cardinals here and I love them! ...:)JP

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  19. I am so pleased you are feeding the little birds! I wish we had such amazing bright birds in our garden.
    Thank you for hosting!
    Wren x

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  20. We don't have cardinals here, which makes me very sad. My brother has them on his Texas ranch so I spend a lot of time chasin them trying to photograph them. He does not fed birds regularly, but he does feed the deer in an automatic feeder and the cardinals come in to eat the corn with the dear, so we park the gater and sit quietly until they come in. He is only 1700 miles away. LOL. Your pictures are so wonderful. I love them.

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  21. I really did enjoy your beautiful cardinals..my fav bird.
    Thanks so much for hosting.

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  22. The only time I've ever seen a cardinal in real life was on a visit to Lancaster County, PA many years ago. One of my favourite reads is A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg. Thank you for sharing yours!

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  23. Estes cardeais são lindos! Belas fotos você fez!
    Um abraço!
    These Cardinals are beautiful! Beautiful pictures you did!
    Hugs!

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  24. I love Cardinals! These are beautiful shots of the them. It also reminds me that I need to get some bird seed!

    Deanna

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  25. Your shots of the cardinals are just fabulous! Thanks so much for hosting.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  26. Ah cardinals, my very favorite! And that reminds me that I need to refill the feeder!

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  27. Wonderful photos of that sweet Cardinal. I love having them in my garden.

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  28. Judith, the photos of the cardinals are gorgeous. We haven't had them in our backyard here but they are around and I am waiting to capture one with my camera one day. Enjoy your day.

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  29. Hi Judith. I do so love the cardinals, but each time I'm out East they seem to be very elusive. Oh well, that just calls for more trips out East, doesn't it? Hope you have a lovely week and thank you for hosting this fun hop. :D

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  30. Hi Judith! Wow, what lovely pictures of those pretty birds! And your collection shows how much you love them. I haven't seen any cardinals around here. That's why I really enjoyed your post. :-)

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  31. I do get cardinals in my yard and they are such a beautiful sight with the cold cloudy days! I am also enjoying your snaps of the birds at the feeders, great photos. Love your collection too!
    Have a great week and thanks for hosting.

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  32. Hi Judith,
    I would love to see them in our garden but I have only heard of rare sightings here on P.E.I.

    Love your shots of them!

    Thanks for hosting,
    Carolyn

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  33. I adore your cardinals, real and decor!

    We have them here, too, as you know.

    My husband even works for Cardinal Health, haha.

    I have a lot of catching up to do - thank you for hosting. It's a true pleasure to be able to join your fun linky party, Judith. Thanks for hosting, dear friend. Hugs.

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  34. Your bird pictures are lovely.
    Thanks for the party.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Denise

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  35. The red bird is fantastic! Such a color! Would love to see one of those around here...
    Have a nice week!

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  36. Judith, your photos of the cardinals are just beautiful! Amazing! Beautiful mosiacs too.

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  37. Glad to see that you are hosting Mosaic Monday Judith. Lovely photos of cardinals !

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  38. Your winter cardinal pictures are beautiful Judith. I have seen a few around here but mostly Blue Jays this winter season. Thank you for hosting!

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  39. They are indeed beautiful birds and you've captured them exquisitely. Adding a bit of texture is a clever trick. I'll have to give it a try. I'll ponder how best to do so over a cup of tea.....

    Have a good week

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  40. You already know Judith, I enjoy seeing your photos of the birds in your garden!
    Red Cardinals are so very special, you're so lucky having these birds in Canada.
    I imagine your feeders are always full of yummy goodness for whoever flies in for their breakfast or lunch.
    Great to see parents teaching the babies how to eat what and where. Your garden must get a birdies gold star as *Top Cafe* don't miss this one!!!
    Many thanks for hosting.
    Shane



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  41. The Red Cardinals are beautiful birds ,we don't have them here .

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  42. Wow, such beautiful pictures! I do have cardinals in my yard, but I haven't seen many this year. Last Christmas I had a cardinal visitor who liked to perch on the window and look in at my decorations. I really liked the picture of the babies.

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  43. The cardinals are beautiful, Judith! We see a few cardinals most days at the feeder in back (safflower, sunflower, cracked corn) and in the front yard on the ground under the squirrel (corn) feeder. They are a stunning bird! I enjoyed your post.
    Hugs, Beth

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  44. I haven't seen any cardinals yet this year! Thanks for sharing yours!!!!

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