Paula's Patch: A Minnesota Garden

Come wander in; my gate is always open! Gardening / Birding

Female Cardinal March 7, 2011

I’ve been thinking about getting an outdoor web cam that is motion-sensitive. During the winter months, I don’t have a very good spot to capture photos of our birds visiting the feeders outside our kitchen window.

I’ve tried to have my camera at the ready, but just about the time I’m in position, focused and zoomed, the birds are long gone!

Well, one Saturday morning, my female cardinal must have been particularly hungry. She usually is quite flighty, grabbing her food and scooting away.  Well she sat so long, I was able to get a good shot of her even though she was on the back side of the feeder. She’s really so pretty and quite a private gal, just ducking out of view. 🙂

Hope you have some of these beautiful birds visiting your feeders too. They are so regal with that little “crown” of feathers on top of their head.

I’d love to hefemale cardinal imagear what birds are at your feeders this time of year – leave a comment below.

Crystal, one of the editor’s of Birds and Blooms, posted an article on their blog recently about the female cardinal. Get more interesting tidbits about this little lady (the cardinal) on the blog. There is also a great picture of a cardinal pair that accompanies the story.

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