Saturday, January 31, 2009

Camera Critters Cardinal

With our area blanketed in a thick layer of heavily crusted snow, finding sufficient food is difficult for many species of wildlife. Birds are flocking to feeding areas in great numbers.

This morning with the thermometer dipping to 11 deg F I decided to visit with my brother Willard and shoot at his feeding/observation post. This male Cardinal was nice enough to pose for his portrait.

After shooting a while, I headed to a local building supply store purchasing some lumber and screws for my afternoon project building Blue Bird nest boxes. I found some nice plans at The Bird Report blog and intend to give it a try.

For more Camera Critters visit our friend Misty’s Camera Critters blog


24 comments:

Grammy said...

What a beautiful cardinal photo.
Have a great week
Grammy
Missouri, Usa

Noner said...

We've got a cardinal that steals our cats food from him occasionally.

My CC is up at http://yummydown.com/rattitude/?p=167

ramblingwoods.com said...

It's great of you to build some bird bird boxes..My sister has some and has had blue birds in them..Nice cardinal too..Stay warm...Michelle

Flo said...

Great picture!! I have these in my backyard and I can not get close enough to get a good picture of them.

Mine is up over at Feathers,Fur and Fins

Tammy said...

That is such a beautiful shot! Gorgeous!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great picture of the Cardinal.
Blessings,Ruth

Kerri said...

He posed nicely for you!
Fabulous capture!!

photowannabe said...

The red color is amazing. I can't wait to see your shots of the bluebirds when they take up residence in their new homes.

Rose said...

Beautiful capture! Such and intent stare!

Norm said...

what a pretty color of cardinal. Perfect capture! Check out my camera critters here and thanks for leaving a comment.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The cardinal looks like he's posing for you, Salty. Amazing!

June said...

Beautiful shot!

b13 said...

That bird is giving you a "what are you looking at" stare. Love the shot!

Lori said...

How beautiful! Our school mascot is the Cardinals, and this one is magnificent!

As always, my greetings to Mrs. Salty, Chad and Sandy. Chad needs to update us all with more wedding photos!

Lara said...

simply beautiful!

Bradley Myers said...

Good shot Salty and thanks for the link. I have been spending more money to feed the birds this year than my 12-year old boy. But is has been fun watching them.

Dianne said...

I love cardinals, such pops of color in a bleak winter

Lilli & Nevada said...

They are such a beautiful bird, i don't do well with takeing bird photos

lv2scpbk said...

They are such pretty and colorful birds.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Never seen this wonderful bird before. Very colorful.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great shot Salty... and that a great link.... I'm off following it right now :O)
Tom
Wiggers World

Gretchen said...

What a gorgeous shot! The bird I chose is a tiny bit larger for this week. :)

fishing guy said...

Salty: Beautiful capture in the sun, great colors.

Leedra said...

His eye is on you!

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