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Saturday, February 15, 2020

The color red....


This guy was willing to cooperate for a couple pics...taken Tuesday


The next photo is not that great, but just click and expand the view...or better yet, right click and open in a new tab....see how many cardinals you can count.


This is over across the street.  Keep in mind that I am not showing all of the tree.  Add to that, there is a big cottonwood over on that side of the street, and there were several up in it...I think I counted 9 males at one time.  The next photos are from the day the above was taken...Feb 7.

Edited to add:  I am not saying there were 9 males in this photo of the tree above ...just at one time I counted and there were 9 males.  They would swoop over here, stay for a few minutes, then swoop back over there.  Not all of them, but a lot of them.  And they would fly back.  Part of the time to that tree, and part of the some went up into the cottonwood.


I seldom see that many cardinals here at one time...


Now, how about a couple of the female...and then I will quit.


I did not see a single female get on the feeder while I was watching....


22 comments:

Dee said...

I counted 9, but I wasn't sure if one of them was a cardinal.

You were lucky to get so many to stand still. I have yet to photograph one where my photo didn't turn out all blurry. LOL

harry said...

beautiful series on this popular bird

Hill Top Post said...

These are great, Rose. Are your feeders right outside your window? I also counted nine.

CheerfulMonk said...

You really have a lot of them! I think the females are prettier, if less gaudy, than the males.

Linda said...

Nice! Cardinals are awesome.

Bill said...

Perhaps she was watching her weight.....

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Yes, I counted nine - though perhaps not all Cardinals - or at least, not all male? They are such photogenic birds! YAM xx

ushasurya said...

The red cardinals are good looking, okay...but I love these females who are subtly coloured May be their colours make them look less aggressive!And that is a lot of males !!! Great capture of the one near the feed.He seems to be enjoing a nut :))))))
I love that little sparrow too! Aw Rose..how many birds have lined up for you :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Devi :)))

Sandra said...

I counted twice and got 8. the male is sooooo handsome but in these photos I am voting best in photo the female. she is gorgeous... amazing photos, ALL of these.... they make me happy just looking at them here

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I counted 9 cardinals, they are beautiful. Great collection of photos.

Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh WOW! Now this made my day. I love Cardinals and have only ever seen two, on two different occasions. Both were in my area, and there are reports of them being seen not that far away, but they certainly are not common.

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...


So beautiful these birds pretty pictures.

21 Wits said...

Hello sweet birds!

Ruthie said...

How gorgeous these close ups are! I envy you seeing so many of these beautiful birds.

DeniseinVA said...

You got great photos of these pretty birds, thanks for sharing Rose :)

Susan Zarzycki said...

Fantastic pictures of the cardinals! Such great shots!đź’–

Anni said...

Oh my oh my oh my! I don't care how many 1,2 6 8 or a dozen or more...just COLOR me GREEN with envy.

Beautiful images Rose.

Steven said...

A splendid series of close-up shots! I am impressed by the number of cardinals that frequent your feeders! Despite having sunflower seed for them, they came once in a blue moon and the squirrels will have a feast. I think it has to do with the cooler temperatures by Lake Michigan.

ElaineH said...

I have not have as many birds to my bird feeders this year as in other years probably because it is warmer and there is still food available. But I must say that I have seen more cardinals than I have ever seen before. I have counted up to 12 at one time around the feeder. These are beautiful images.

Ann said...

I went through and counted 8 but a second time through and I spotted another one for a total of 9.
They are so pretty.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I had 13 once. That was several years ago. A lot of Cardinals visit at one time but not everyday. Heck, Friday we counted 9 Bluebirds. Guess we have a lot of hungry birds around here.
xx, Carol

Red Rose Alley said...

What a wonderful sight to see all those Cardinals, Rose. And the last Red Cardinal photos are fantastic!

~Sheri

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