Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Christmas Bird

So many Christmas cards have Cardinals on them and that is what this scene reminded me of on a very cold snowy day. Those are a few Goldfinches in their winter garb off to the right of the Cardinal. 
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

17 comments:

Lowell said...

This is a nice shot! We have quite a few cardinals here, also. But they come and go. We'll see them for several weeks and then they disappear. Pretty birds, though.

s.c said...

Indeed you can also call it a christmas bird with that red color. Nice shot.

Sharon Anck said...

He's a beauty all puffed up for the picture.

Catalyst said...

We have lots of goldfinches here but I have yet to spot a cardinal.

William Kendall said...

He looks big!

Gosia k said...

Merry Christmas from Poland cardinals are great birds

bill burke said...

You captured a beautiful looking cardinal. Merry Christmas.

Tom said...

...hiding in the burning bush...Merry Christmas.

Jack said...

Cardinals are among my favorite northern birds. This year I have even seen some in Naples. Can't explain it.

GreenComotion said...

How pretty!
Wish you a Very Merry Christmas, Pat!
Peace :)

Christine said...

Perfect Christmas bird!
Have a lovely Christmas!

Revrunner said...

It does look like the cardinal is protecting itself against the cold.

Cloudia said...

Birds do say 'Christmas' to me too, P. I'm showing something very similar tomorrow. Maybe it's the pop of color in the winter? Bless YOU!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Cardinal is on a lot of the Christmas cards. It is a beautiful bird. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy weekend! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Taken For Granted said...

You have a great Cardinal photo. It has always been one of my favorite birds as it is so flashy. It is the state bird of Illinois, so it is not just celebrated at Christmas. Merry Christmas, Pat.

Lea said...

Bright red Cardinals just 'pop' out of the Winter scene
Merry Christmas!

Andy said...

Always nice to spot a cardinal. Even better if you get to photograph one.