Cardinals in the Snow




Over the weekend, we received several inches of fresh snow. Since our covered front porch looked like Grand Central Station with birds everywhere, I set my portable blind up and photographed some of the birds coming to our feeders. Today’s post features a few images of my Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) friends: At one point, […]

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My Red-Hatter Friend




Another beauty that frequented my front yard Ice Kingdom last week was the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis). This male paused on my ice-covered weeping cherry shrub long enough for a few quick captures: Such a cheerful bird … even in the deepfreeze of an icy winter. But hearing the Cardinals singing in the spring is […]

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Fun Friday: Bad Hair Day, Revisited




(This post originally published in October 2010) While going through some old slides the other day, I ran across this image of a baby Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) that was taken in my front yard a few years ago. Not sure exactly when it was taken, but I’ve been shooting digitally since 2004, so it […]

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Fun Friday: Expensive Birdbath!




  The birds at my house are “upper class” birds … using only the very best for their birdbath, as this male Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) illustrates:       Recognize the “birdbath”? Why, it’s “Rubber Ducky”, my trusted kayak. For those not familiar with my work, I do a lot of nature photography from […]

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