Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cardinals Galore!

My yard is filled with Cardinals!

Fledgling
 
 Juvenile male
 
Adult male
 
Adult female
 

A good dad
 
sharing with...
 
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58 comments:

sylvia kirkwood said...

Oh, how beautiful they are!! I love cardinals and the little ones are so adorable! What delightful captures for the day, Karen! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

Elephant's Child said...

Ooh and aah. Thank you for giving me this beauty. It helps.

christinapictures said...

How sweet! Lovely pictures! I wish you a good day!

Our photos said...

Lovely pictures!

Jama said...

they are so lovely.

Joop Zand said...

WOW...these are very nice....never seen this birds before, the colors are beautiful Karen.

Greetings, Joop

Carole M. said...

the youngster made me laugh; he will be one very handsome fellow before too long

ladyfi said...

What fun shots!

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of the Cardinals. Your juvie is adorable.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The feathers of the fledgling and juvenile cardinals are amazingly mottled. But the little ones are adorable. Gorgeous photos.

mick said...

A great series of photos. That first little bird looks so cute and scruffy as well.

Gary Phillips said...

Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Stewart M said...

Have you moved to Vatican?

Oh, now I understand!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

KL said...

So, all the cardinals from my garden went to yours :-)? Absolutely gorgeous captures, those pictures are. Do you provide food for them?

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the cardinals in different stages.

Cynthia said...

Lucky you! I love the young males. They are so scraggly looking, you wonder how they could ever become the beauties their papas are.

TexWisGirl said...

it was a good year for cardinals here, too! lots of 'teenage acne' cases around here as well! :)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

We have a great many of them here as well. In fact one of them wakes us every morning quite enthusiastically with his cheery song. I think we have a few mockingbirds who have taken up his post as well. I love to hear them at all times of day...You have captured them so nice and clearly. I liked being able to see the fledgeling so closely.

Terri said...

Awesome shots!

Leovi said...

Great photos! What pretty colors, wonderful birds, I really like!

Hailey said...

The last pic is sooo cute!

Linda W. said...

Great shots! So detailed and colorful.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Karen, these are fantastic shots and how wonderful to have your garden full of these beauties.

Indrani said...

Wow! You got two of them. Lovely captures.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awesome!!!! Of course, I've come to expect awesomeness from you. Your blog and photos are always such a treat.

Carletta said...

Wonderful captures Karen!
That first shot is so cute. It just makes me smile.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Karen, this post is beyond wonderful to me! We don't have any of these wonderful birds in Oregon and I don't see many in Florida since we don't have a place for feeders.

I was so in awe on our first sightings (when we were traveling) and I've certainly never seen the fledgling or juvies at all.. this was just great. Thank you.

Lisa Gordon said...

They are just beautiful, Karen!
Sweet little things.

RedPat said...

These are super shots! I love seeing and hearing the Cardinals all year.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

I have never seen a cardinal... Read about it in a bok the other day ..et voila here it is!!! Thanks a lot, wonderful bird!

Les... said...

WOW!!! Talk about a family album!

what a great montage of cute and natural beauty! well done!! *VBS*

Nora at Island Rambles said...

such lovely close ups of the Cardinals...nice to see the Dad feeding!!!Thanks for sharing. cheers.

The Furry Gnome said...

Hey, great shots! Nice to have the juveniles so close.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful series of Cardinal shots.

lorik said...

I just love every single one of those bird pics - the colour is so vivid, the detail so intricate - the second last one almost elegant and the last sooo sweet!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous shots of these beautiful birds. The last photo is so cute.

HansHB said...

Lovely serie of photos!

Pearl Maple said...

They are all little sweeties in their many pretty colours

EG CameraGirl said...

Super series, Karen! Really wonderful.

Loui♥ said...

thanks for stopping by and commenting!
Love your cardinals!!
smiles.. Loui♥

Kathy McB said...

Oh my goodness, I've never seen a fledgling Cardinal before!

Laura said...

loving those mottled tummy feathers Karen!

Noel Morata said...

excellent captures, I love all the colors and details

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Karen These are wonderful shots. I just love that young cardinal.

Teresa Cypher said...

The color capture on the juveniles' mottling is amazing! Nice job :-)

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I love these young birdies... Michelle

Valerie said...

Wonderful captures, Karen - especially that last one! Thanks for sharing

Pat said...

Love the patchy feathers of the fledglings.

Rebecca said...

Wonderful - Wonderful Photos!! I especially love seeing a father helping with the kids!

Betty Luckhurst said...

What a wonderful variety of the lovely birds!

gregory urbano said...

great series!

DeniseinVA said...

Adorable series of Cardinals Karen, one of my favorite birds. The little fledgling is a beauty!

Karin M. said...

Great photo work...fantastic photo series...my compliment...
Best regards, Karin

Faye said...

Such a welcome flash of color. And I especially love seeing adult males and females together for the contrast. I see that you and I use the same "feeding stations". I thought they would make such a mess feeding on the deck railing and front steps, but everything is gone in no time.

MyMaracas said...

What wonderful photos! Great job. I especially like the dad feeding his chick.

Debbie said...

mee too!! these are wonderful captures!!

Neil said...

Great series of photos.

Icy BC said...

These are gorgeous shots of the cardinals, Karen! I love them!