The cardinal rule of bird watching……

…Or….. one bird’s tribulations at the feeder on a cold winter’s day…

OK, nothing that way.....

And nothing that way.....

A little closer yet....

Whoa! Where did you come from?

This dumb woodpecker could have any tree in the forest but noooooo......

A goldfinch with his winter coat. I'm not impressed!

Alone at last for a well-deserved repast.

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22 Responses to The cardinal rule of bird watching……

  1. Barbara says:

    Beautiful photos! Did I tell you about the red bird we saw in The Gambia?

  2. pegoleg says:

    What lovely pictures! We see quite a few cardinals on our road, and yesterday I saw a blue jay as well. Spring! Spring! Spring!

  3. Barb says:

    what a delight. I love cardinals and their bold songs. This made me smile. Of course, it also makes me happy that you have snow and all ours has melted. C’mon spring.

    • Al says:

      Actually, these pictures are a couple of weeks old. We are now enjoying temps in the 70s and 80’s. Thanks for the comment.

  4. I loved these. Wonderful to see that red against the white.

    I’m glad you feed them.

  5. winsomebella says:

    Love the pics and the captions made me smile 🙂

  6. Beautiful pictures. I have a pair of cardinals (or they have me) and I treasure them. I wish I had the beautiful snow you have. You must live in the south, because I live near the Canadian border and we haven’t had any snow this year!

    • Al says:

      Yes, we’re in Virginia. We had a couple of 5 inch snowfalls late in the season. As an Elmira boy, I remember when upstate New York was the snow capital of the world. Not so much anymore, I guess.

  7. Snow, did you see snow this year? Where for goodness sake? Love the photos. I am bird crazy. Especially woodpeckers.

  8. Thats a lovely little story on its own. I loved the photographs

  9. Jodi Stone says:

    Very cool pictures. We have a male cardinal I’ve seen ocassionally in our yard, but not much hangs around with my two dogs. 🙂

    • Al says:

      Yes, they are very jumpy birds. If they see us moving inside they fly away. By the way, your comment showed up in my spam folder this time. Wonder why?

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