Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ABC Wednesday - C is for Cardinal

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This is a female Cardinal. She and some of her "friends" have been hanging around here a lot lately... in search of the food my neighbors and I set out during our Iowa Winters.

While the bright red color of a male Cardinal is striking,
wouldn't you agree that a female is also beautiful?

It seems she is Cordial to the Cute little Juncos that Compete for food.

It may be the angle of the photo,
but I think I'm Confused!

Perhaps Confounded? Consternated?

It looks as though our Cute little Cardinal may have been Cagier than her pursuer!

Congratulations, little one!


Rosemary said...

Cute! LOL

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rosemary! :-)

Larry D said...

Great post for ABC! We have these same birds at our feeders this morning!

Commonweeder said...

I think we are too windy to lure an cardinals, cute or confused. They are cany birds.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Larry D, Thanks. As long as we feed them, they will come! ;-)

Commonweeder, Thanks for your visit. I agree.

Cheryl said...

I love the soft hues of the female as much as the black mask and bright red of the male.

Pretty much all we've got hanging around are the juncos & cardinals too.

Great captures.

ABC Team

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Cheryl, Thanks for your visit.

Roger Owen Green said...

Yes, but I just don't recognize the females as easily.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Rosey said...

Nothing cheers me up quicker than seeing little birds enjoying their birdseed.
Cute little Cardinal!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Roger, Esp. if she's lost her tail feathers? ;-)

Rosey, You're right, of course. When they're feeding outside your window, it's hard to get much done besides watching them!

RuneE said...

We don't have The Cute Cardinal in Europe, so thank you for sharing :-)

Leslie: said...

We've been getting all kinds of birds here lately and I can hear them cheeping away in the tree outside my bedroom window and sitting on the roof. I must get some seed out for them.

Shady Gardener said...

RunE, I visit a couple of sites written by UK bloggers. The birds she shows are beautiful! Thanks for your visit.

Lesie, You must be in a warmer spot. I'll have to check it out! :-)