Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Party Of Three For Dinner

There is nothing like a male Cardinal captured on snow (even if it is scattered with seeds) to show what a real red looks like. I shot this a couple of weeks ago just after a snow but the birds had already been eating and spilling! The Juncos are always a sign of winter but the Cardinals stay here all year.
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

24 comments:

jennyfreckles said...

They are gorgeous. I wishe we had them here.

Revrunner said...

Showing off in front of those juncos. :-)

Lowell said...

We are fortunate to see these in our backyard quite frequently. Looks like they're enjoying a dinner of Cool Whip sprinkled with salt and pepper! :)

VP said...

A trio with a boss?

Karen S. said...

He is very handsome. They're lucky to find great winter treats!

William Kendall said...

They're very pretty birds.

Sharon Anck said...

Fantastic shot! I have a hard time capturing these guys. They tend to be pretty skittish in this area.

Gosia k said...

I love the red bird

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I agree the cardinal looks beautiful in the snow. Their color really pops! Gresat shot. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

genie said...

I thought for sure I would see a cardinal in the snow today, but no luck. I did have some woodies, but they were way too fast for me. I just love how the red stands out on the white like it does here in your picture. Happy you didn’t get the snow. It’s been miserable. My making the snow angel was the only fun I have had in it :-)

Tom said...

Male Cardinals sure are showoffs.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The birds have found a good cafe'! Good of you to serve as the chef/host! The cardinal really does look amazing on the snow. We don't have these gorgeous birds in the Pacific Northwest, so until we started traveling, the only way I ever saw them was on Christmas cards. (I was wildly excited when we saw our first one!)

Cloudia said...

That could be a wonderful painting!!! Great capture and composition, P

Jack said...

I'll bet those red cardinals get all the girls!

Margaret Adamson said...

the Red Cardinal is certainly centre stage

Andy said...

Parrot of the north.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The red cardinals are an amazing colour Pat, I wonder if we get them here.. Must check Google! What a very sweet little party of three.

Jens Hamn said...

I discover your blog and your beautiful photos!
thank you for the travel and sharing, I will follow you with pleasure !!

Marie C said...

Gorgeous threesome!

cieldequimper said...

That's a delightful photo!

genie said...

I’ve seen the Juncos since the snow started bombarding us, but not one male or female Cardinal. I am sososo disappointed. Maybe tomorrow. Love this shot with the red red Cardinal in the middle. Beautiful. genie

Karl Demetz said...

What a nice photo, Pat !

Laura. M said...

They always find food in the snow. Pretty picture :))