Saturday, March 22, 2008

My Friend, The "Northern" Cardinal

This is my friend the Northern Cardinal. I don't know why it is called "Northern" because we saw this bird in our back yard and we live in the South!


This is the female Cardinal. We have not seen the male daddy Cardinal yet this year, so no pictures of him yet.

The male is much more noticeable as he is completely bright red.



The female only has a little color, but has a beautiful orange/red colored beak. Mom says the male is brighter colored because males always have to be the center of attention!


This cardinal was visiting our bird feeder and she is friends with the doves also. Mom buys special seed called Safflower, to attract the Cardinals.

I like Cardinals, and they are birdies, which makes them some of my favorite friends!


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13 comments:

felinesopher said...

what a stunning & cute little birdie:)

Kathryn and Ari said...

We LOVE northern cardinals. How could you not be swept off your feet by a beak like that? Even Angelina Jolie's lips can't compete with this cardinal's!

Pippa said...

Why are birdies your best friends?

I thought cats didn't like birds.

Hana said...

Is the 3rd picture the bird feeder?

Anna said...

JB this is really nice photo set. Well Northern Cardinal has red beak, lol. We have one here, but he is all red. Do I see a morning dove, she probably wondered away from my backyard, lol. Thanks for sharing, Anna :)

Liudmila said...

We have doves here too and have seen 2 of them yesterday. I think they remain here for winter too. But this other bird not. There is no one like this.

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Liudmila said...

Thank you very much. For spam you can enable moderation. Open the same page Dashboard/Settings/Comments -Enable comment moderation?-Yes./Save settings
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Artsy Catsy said...

Happy Easter, JB, to you and yours from me and mine - we hope you're having an eggxtra special day!

Hugs & Purrs,
Rocky
& everybody at Artsy Catsy

Tun Tun said...

mew mew Miss JB and Happy Easter to you and your family. For some reason cyberspace won't let me comment on your other blog! MMRRAAGGHH!!!

Emma the Golden Girl said...

and her Mom said,
Those are just amazing and beautiful photographs. Absolutely incredible!

DaisyMae Maus said...

Happy Easter!
Teleport over for some ham at 5 PDT.

DMM

4xBs said...

hi JB, we love your bird. we don't have cardinals in our back yard. actually, we chase away most any bird that comes by, except for the crows. they taunt us from the tree.

woofs

Angel said...

This birdie looks amazing. Happy, that you have such nice friends!