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:

  1. 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!!

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

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

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

    Greetings, Joop

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

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  6. Cute shots of the Cardinals. Your juvie is adorable.

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

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

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

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  10. Have you moved to Vatican?

    Oh, now I understand!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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

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  12. Wonderful shots of the cardinals in different stages.

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

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

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  15. 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.

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

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  17. The last pic is sooo cute!

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  18. Great shots! So detailed and colorful.

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

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  20. Wow! You got two of them. Lovely captures.

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

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

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  23. 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.

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  24. They are just beautiful, Karen!
    Sweet little things.

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

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  26. 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!

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  27. WOW!!! Talk about a family album!

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

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

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

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  30. Beautiful series of Cardinal shots.

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  31. 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!!

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

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  33. They are all little sweeties in their many pretty colours

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  34. Super series, Karen! Really wonderful.

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

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

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  37. loving those mottled tummy feathers Karen!

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  38. excellent captures, I love all the colors and details

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

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

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  41. Oh I love these young birdies... Michelle

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

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  43. Love the patchy feathers of the fledglings.

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

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  45. What a wonderful variety of the lovely birds!

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

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

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  48. 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.

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

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  50. mee too!! these are wonderful captures!!

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

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