Archive for the ‘Cardinals’ Category

Wings UP!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

I’ve finally added a new album in my Picasa Web Albums.  You can view all of the latest uploads in “Wings Up”.

Downy Woodpecker (male)


Northern Cardinal (male)


Cardinal on a Snowy Branch

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

cardy snow web

Cardinals (male & female)

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Taken during our little snow and BIG COLD spell ..  shot through the window!

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Cardinal on an Icy Branch

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Lots of ice and snow in this area. The birds looked so pretty sitting on the icy branches. This little lady gave me some really good poses.

Farmers’ Almanac says cold winter ahead

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Households worried about the high cost of keeping warm this winter will draw little comfort from the Farmers’ Almanac, which predicts below-average temperatures for most of the U.S.

"Numb’s the word," says the 192-year-old publication, which claims an accuracy rate of 80 to 85 percent for its forecasts that are prepared two years in advance.

The almanac’s 2009 edition, which goes on sale Tuesday, says at least two-thirds of the country can expect colder than average temperatures, with only the Far West and Southeast in line for near-normal readings.

"This is going to be catastrophic for millions of people," said almanac editor Peter Geiger, noting that the frigid forecast combined with high prices for heating fuel is sure to compound problems households will face in keeping warm.

The almanac predicts above-normal snowfall for the Great Lakes and Midwest, especially during January and February, and above-normal precipitation for the Southwest in December and for the Southeast in January and February. The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions should be getting an unusually wet or snowy February, the almanac said.

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Most people wouldn’t  like a  forecast of cold snowy weather but I would love it!  I’m a cold weather person.  So now I’m sitting here dreaming of snow, ice and freezing temps.  Here is an image from Feb. 12, 2008 …. everything was encased in ice!  The little birdies were freezing!



Sunflowers, Cardinals & a Hummingbird Moth

Friday, June 27th, 2008


I took Albie out for a walk and started to come back in when I noticed a Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth on the shrub.  I was surprised that he was still in the same place when I came back out with the camera (wrong lens of course).  I could only get a shot of him from one angle so you can’t really see him very well.



Decided to take a few shots of the Sunflowers while I had the camera in my hands.  Not very good shots as the wind was blowing .







I only have two sunflowers and they came up voluntarily from the seeds dropping out of the bird feeders …. ha!





This one just started to open up this morning.








I was standing close to a feeder and this Cardinal was not to pleased with me …. giving me the look!




Pretty Female Cardinal

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

The Beauty of Red (Northern Cardinal)

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

You must look at this image in a larger size. I threw some BOSS on the table so the Cardinals would be shielded from the strong cold wind while they were eating. This guy was the first one to check it out so I decided to take a shot of him. Just look at that little pink tongue :o) He is a true beauty!

Ruffled Feathers

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

The little birds were having a hell of a time flying and hanging on the the branches today. Wind Wind and more Wind! A cold “chill you to the bone” type of wind. A lot of ruffled feathers out there. The Cardinals and the Bluejays were wild and wicked looking :o) It managed to snow a bit and then the wind blew it all away. I’m beginning to think this will be the winter of NO SNOW.

I posted a couple of the male Cardinal on my other blog :o) HERE

Northern Cardinal (female & male)

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

The male and female Northern Cardinal are two of the prettiest birds in North America. They know when I’m going to bring the food out and they are waiting. I lost some of my Cardinals when they cut down the big tree in my front yard but they are starting to come back. I have around 20-25 of them eating at the feeders right before daylight and right before sundown. They look so beautiful in the late evening sun. They are the prettiest when sitting in snow covered trees but as luck would have it, we haven’t had any snow this year!

Check out the Snow Geese photos on my other blog The Nature of Things