The other day there were two red cardinals in the tree in the backyard. I couldn’t see them no matter how I squinted. Could really see with the 70-200mm camera lens though. The neighbors in the back must have a feeder and the birds congregate. As I waited for the stunning red cardinals, which did not appear, I counted at least 7 robins in the tree. I didn’t see the female cardinal until I put the photos into the computer. Don’t robins fly south anymore?? I thought they were the first sign of Spring so that isn’t right. I am glad I am not a bird. Especially in winter. And what about all the cats in the neighborhood? Can’ t be easy.
We had a lot of robins in our trees yesterday. Last week it was Blue Jays.
is the female facing away?
I’ve been hearing a lot of loud chirping the last few mornings, and wondered if the birds were coming back early this year. Maybe they never left.
Can’t help but think of Walter trapping and taking the cat Bobby away in the novel Freedom!!! Walter was a real bird lover!!!
Is the Cardinal at the bottom?
I love this picture. Who would want to leave the burgh, even in the winter.
This is a cool picture. I think I see the cardinal-gray and blue? I am surprised they are not South too. Maybe they came home for the Steelers game!!
Hi Lara Thanks for taking time to look at the photo of the day and for making a comment. It was great to be off today(Monday)
I counted 8 robins! And the grey/blue one in the middle isn’t the cardinal; the cardinal is down on the right center edge of the photo. Anyone know what the grey/blue one is? It’s back is to us. This photo ought to be made into one of those 1000-piece puzzles that is impossible to do – kind of like a Jackson Pollack painting. Love it. – Euthemia
Thanks for suggesting a puzzle for this photo. It would be a hard one to do for sure.
Here, just north of south, the only winged creatures are ducks! I love to hear them quacking as they are flying in formation over the neighborhood. Haven’t seen any robins since September.
Ducks sound fun. I would hate to be a duck in the winter and get in the cold water, though
Oh this photo is sheer poetry … LOVE it. XOXOXO E
Thanks for taking time to look at the photo and write a comment Erica!