Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Northern Cardinal

This handsome,
male, Northern
Cardinal has
been a visitor
in our feeder
area for
most of the


Margot and David said...

You're so very lucky.....we had a male drop by for 30 seconds two days ago....pleasant surprise. The Redpolls are eating us out of house & home but they too are more than welcome. You must have a wonderful eye & camera(s).

me ann my camera said...

Its always a joyful moment when I see that flash of cardinal red around our feeders. I never tire of them. This species is not a daily visitor; but this one (if it is the same one) has dropped by quite often this winter. Redpolls are enjoyable too and its fun to search the group in case there is a Hoary among them.

I appreciate your comments.

NW Nature Nut said...

Sadly, no Cardinals in Oregon. Oh how I'd love to have them visit my feeder and backyard!

Mary said...

Very pretty....Cardinals are the state bird for Indiana, so I get lots of them year round. They are always a bright spot of color on any day. What kind of camera do you use for your photos? They are so sharp and clear.

me ann my camera said...

Mary... I see that a Northern Cardinal is the state bird for 6 other states as well; a beautiful choice! Our provincial bird is the Black-capped Chickadee, which is also the state bird for Maine and Massachusetts.

My camera is a Canon 20D and I use a Canon 100-400mm IS telephoto lens.

me ann my camera said...

Naturenut... although we have the Northern Cardinal present in our province it is not everyone that gets to see one. An elderly friend has never seen one yet. My first sighting of one was in Florida in 2000. This is probably the third winter that we have had one visiting in our feeder area on a somewhat irregular basis.