March 27 2011

Cardinals of Texas


Red Bird

1642-copy1.jpgSunday morning visit by the Cardinal

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4 Responses to “Cardinals of Texas”

  1. Z from Chicago says:

    A lovely portrait.

    Is that your reflection in his eye?

  2. Databrokers says:

    Hi Z, thanks but I don’t think that’s my reflection. I was shooting this shot through the window.

  3. munford says:

    He is beautiful.
    I just heard my one of my cardinal’s signature “Tweet.” I guess he is interested in the feed I have out for the birds and squirrels. Usually my pair of cardinals come late right at dusk but it is very overcast and cloudy right now. Looks like it could rain but I know it won’t. We have been without rain for so long all the counties around here are in fire alerts. There have been many fires lately.
    I have two robins here. Usually all the robins come at the same time and I have a whole yard full of them for several weeks and they all leave together. I guess these two decided to stay. We saw them gathering twigs about a week ago. I guess they have a nest somewhere close but I can’t find it. They ground feed a lot here daily throughout the day. I went on line to look to see what robins’ nests look like. I saw different kinds. Maybe they use whatever they can find and so they just look so different. I’m still trying to figure out where in the world their nest is. They sure spend a lot of time hopping around the yard every day.

  4. Databrokers says:

    Hi munford, We had lots of Robins in Alaska, and there, the babies only stay in the nest until they have fledged. From then on, they are on the ground hiding until the parents show up to feed them. I’m pretty sure they do the same here but I may be wrong. I’ve noticed that their nest can be made of many different materials I suppose depending upon what’s available to use at the time.

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