Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cardinal needing a clean up


This guy was quite the character. Squawked (literally made this raspy noise that I couldn't believe a cardinal could make!) at every sparrow that tried to join him on the feeder. I'm sure his appearance didn't win him any prizes either! :-)

11 comments:

Lynne said...

I think he needs a make-over!

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh Shelley, he looks just like I felt this morning. Out of sorts for no reason at all.

kjpweb said...

Grin - this guys truly has a bad hair day. In the midst of molting, huh? Good capture!
Cheers, Klaus

Leedra said...

He is so pitiful, he is pretty. He is still proud, rightfully so. The Cardinals are such beautiful birds. I keep trying to get a good photo.

The Birdlady said...

Aw....he's still a pretty boy!

Shellmo said...

Lynne - yes he does! :-)

NC - that's a perfect description!

KJ - molt madness!

Leedra - hopefully he'll look pretty soon enough so I can capture him against the white snow.

Birdlady - yes - you're right!

Rambling Woods said...

Your cardinal looks like my bald blue jay..it's that time of year...

jalynn01 said...

Ahhh yes the molt is upon us. Some of the birds look so bad they should just stay home until their feathers grow in!! haha great capture

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Bird Girl said...

He looks just like 'Grouch Marx' - hahahaha! Great shot!

Sandy said...

Stunning photo even though he's a little ragged, ha