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cardinals #153569 Nov 20th, 2007 at 01:15 PM
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Finally my husband got a picture of our cardinals. We watched a robin this morning chase two male cardinals away from our ornamental apple tree. Was surprised to see a robin this late as we got snow today yikes
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Good Job! You got BOTH sexes in one picture. We birders always like to do that. That way you can show the similarities and differences of both species in one picture.

Here in Tennessee, we have MORE Robins in Winter than we do in Summer. All the Northern Robins Leave the north in Winter and migrate into the Southeastern US. They change their habits at that time. They form up in flocks of thousands of Robins and head into deep forests, where they subsist on a diet of berries, ESPECIALLY hackberries. In spring, the Northern Robins head back north and then ALL robins break up into family pairs, abandoning the giant flocks. They then move into the suburbs, where they change over into a diet of Earthworms and raise their young. In spring they also like to supplement their diet with fruit, ESPECIALLY THE MULBERRIES FROM MY MULBERRY TREES!!! madd tapfoot


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That's a perfect picture. Hard to believe you have snow when it's 76 degrees here.

Cindy, did Andy get the cardinals in the settlement?

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They DON"T have Cardinals in Washington. Look out for the Magpies, though. They are an interesting Western Bird.


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Ilove the photo and thorn
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Oh how pretty. I've never seen a real one before.


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It is so exciting to see a cardinal. I always go " There he is".Glad you liked the picture and it is very rare we see them both together. I think the female is just as pretty in her own way.

The robin was after my ornamental apples, and in the spring it is just as Thorny said. They come into the yard and start checking for worms. It is fun to watch them take a few steps and then turn their head like they are listening for the worm and then down goes their beak into the ground. Are the really hearing the worm Thorny?

Yes we had snow today about an inch,not enough to plow thankgoodness nervous

I do love all the info you have on birds Thorny keep them coming.

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it is a nice picture. i love seeing the pairs!

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Originally Posted by ladyslipper
It is so exciting to see a cardinal. I always go " There he is".Glad you liked the picture and it is very rare we see them both together. I think the female is just as pretty in her own way.

The robin was after my ornamental apples, and in the spring it is just as Thorny said. They come into the yard and start checking for worms. It is fun to watch them take a few steps and then turn their head like they are listening for the worm and then down goes their beak into the ground. Are the really hearing the worm Thorny?

Yes we had snow today about an inch,not enough to plow thankgoodness nervous

I do love all the info you have on birds Thorny keep them coming.

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We talked about female Cardinals on Birder's World forum and many of us feel that the females may actually be prettier than the male. The males are just red and black......that's it. The females have a subtle blend of many pastel shades that make them much more interesting.

Yes, Robins can actually HEAR the earthworms. You have heard it said that the EARLY bird catches the worm. Hear is a picture I took about 5:00 PM one evening last spring, that shows that the birds that sleep-in can sometimes get lucky, too.

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Nice picture clap I agree the female cardinal is much more interesting.


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Do you all take your thistle feeders down for winter???///We have no snow but no birds at it either.. since I seen the chickidees.

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Originally Posted by ladyslipper
It is so exciting to see a cardinal. I always go " There he is".Glad you liked the picture and it is very rare we see them both together. I think the female is just as pretty in her own way.

The robin was after my ornamental apples, and in the spring it is just as Thorny said. They come into the yard and start checking for worms. It is fun to watch them take a few steps and then turn their head like they are listening for the worm and then down goes their beak into the ground. Are the really hearing the worm Thorny?

Yes we had snow today about an inch,not enough to plow thankgoodness nervous

I do love all the info you have on birds Thorny keep them coming.

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We talked about female Cardinals on Birder's World forum and many of us feel that the females may actually be prettier than the male. The males are just red and black......that's it. The females have a subtle blend of many pastel shades that make them much more interesting.

Yes, Robins can actually HEAR the earthworms. You have heard it said that the EARLY bird catches the worm. Hear is a picture I took about 5:00 PM one evening last spring, that shows that the birds that sleep-in can sometimes get lucky, too.

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Did you take that photo with your daughters Canon?

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Yes, Dodge, That picture WAS taken with my daughter's Canon S3 IS from about 15 feet away from the Robin.


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I got yer male Cardinal right cheer, Baby!!!! AN' he in da snow, too, which be da best way way to take a male Cardinal's picher.

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Beauty of a photo,,,,,,But you used the bad camera..tee hee. Loved it anyways.


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Love the picture Thorn. That sure looked like a cold.........day.


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Originally Posted by dodge
Do you all take your thistle feeders down for winter???///We have no snow but no birds at it either.. since I seen the chickidees.

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Dodge, I leave my thistle feeder up year round--although I use less feed in the summer months. In the late fall & winter I add my wild bird feeder. In April until sometime in October I put my hummingbird feeder up in place of my wild bird feeder.

last year I put up a oriole feeder but it got bugs in it so very bad--I may just de-flower several holes in one of my hummingbird feeders and use that for a oriole feeder instead this next spring---??? why


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I tried Oriole feeder several different times and like you said they just got ucky with bugs. This summer though I actually got a pair at the feeder. Can't wait till next spring to get pictures of them if they come back. I'm not sure but I think they are a real shy bird. They stopped coming to the feeder like in early August. Wondering if they only come to my area to have babies then leave why


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I never did this before, sister gave me it for my birthday.

Just wondering ............She takes it down.


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I leave my thistle seeder up all year. don't have to fill it as often, but the birds to come to it. More so when the snow covers the ground.


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........Reminds me I need to put birdseed on my list.


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I was trying to clean up my photo program and saw this picture my husband had taken this fall of the female cardinal. It was a long shot on grass and I didn't think it would be something to keep, but thought I should crop it before I deleted it. What a surprise I got. Had to share with you guys.
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How I love the cardinal........YOu did good showing it off..
I am a huge fan of cardinals......I have one on my cook book cover ..It is fun to open the book and look.

I even add some photos to my recipe sheets.

Thanks for showing..

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Thanks Dodge, I am thinking about putting this picture in our fair we have in the fall next year. I would have to blow it up to 8x10. I should probably get it printed somewhere besides my home computer. lol


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Good luck with the cardinal.........Arent they the cutest?
We're all bird crazy huh??

Kidding.. They are fun. thumbup


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Look who showed up at the feeder this morning to check out our new winter wonder land flwr
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Beautiful.....male and female cardinals.

That was really a nice photo.Red house too.

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Hi Dodge, thanks I like your galloping horse. How do you do that? Someone said on Photo bucket, but I can't seem to find it. why

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Thanks .....

Those are smilies.........stuff.

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That is the QUINTESSENTIAL Cardinal picture! There is NO bird picture BETTER than a Cardinal or Cardinals in the snow.


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It was awsome seeing them together. blush


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Those are the same 2 I took photos of this fall......

I have a gorgouse photo of one from a calendar..Bright red and in the snow.
Birds and blooms.

Good work

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Leola that is a great picture---I love it !!!
I have only seen male cardinals at my feeder so far---

Cardinals, Junco's, goldfinches & starlings--and few of each why



and then there is the 1 or 2 mourning Doves that visit---


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Leola, that is a beautiful picture.


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I just LOVE that picture, Leola!
And the fact that it's in snow and the birdfeeder is red also just makes it perfect! Thanks so much for sharing it!


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more pictures to show us.

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Thank you everyone. I'm glad you enjoyed the cardinals. I have this pair plus another male that visit us every morning and evening. They seem to like what I am feeding them this year. I too have morning doves and chick a dees and nuthatches on sunny days. Also an occasional woodpecker. wavy


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Sweet........

All I get is crows.

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