Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A Cardinal's search



I waited and watched for my little cardinal friend to find a seed on the ground. He was intimidated off the feeder by the Grackle. The cardinal walked around the wood chips searching and shortly thereafter he did find himself a big sunflower seed to crunch on.

8 comments:

Jessica said...

This is a great photo to enlarge and look at the detail. I just love his feathers. He's brillant. And look at the way his little feet are clutching that stick. Isn't bird watching the greatest!!??

Jessica :-)

Larry said...

Very prety photo of the male Northern Cardinal.-I don't often capture a good photo of one outside of those that visit the feeder.-Nicely done!

J. Karl Clampit said...

Grackles do seem to be rather rude. They just don't seem to play well with other birds. Great pic!

Mike said...

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. Good photo of the Cardinal. The habitat in my area is less then ideal, so I only get to see them on occasion at the feeder.

John Theberge said...

Great photo of the cardinal, I've been hearing one calling in my neighborhood but I haven't seen him yet. I also enjoyed your loon video, it reminds me of last summer when I was photographing them on a local lake.

Shellmo said...

Jessica - I agree - birdwatching is the greatest! It's opened up a whole new world for me!

Larry - Thank you and I hope you get a photo of the cardinal soon!

J. Karl - Yes - my Grackles are rude, I have to shoo them away sometimes to give the other birdies fair shot at the feeder.

Mike - Thank you for visiting. Your blog is a great find!

John - thanks for coming by! Loons are my fave!

Stacey Huston said...

Shellmo, thanks for your kind words on my blog. as for pointers.. Looks like your doing a great job. Learn how to use DPP if you don't have photo shop (I don't YET) and always have fun.. Your photos are beautiful. great shot of the cardinal.. thanks for sharing

Bird Girl said...

You captured a very handsome male there! Great picture!