Friday, January 20, 2012

Feed the Cardinals


I think we all start to think about the birds having enough food in Winter and since I love cardinals, displaying by Peggy Karr Cardinal plate always reminds me that I need to be sure and feed the cardinals in my backyard. Seeing those bright red feathers of the male cardinal is so stunning, I can't take my eyes off of them. They don't migrate so we need to pay special attention to them in the Winter. This long-trailed songbird has a very thick beak and whistles a sweet song. The females are pale brown with warm reddish tinges on her wings, tail and crest.










If you are looking for a feeder that cardinals will love, here are a couple of pictures:


Feeder images from: http://www.duncraft.com/. They like to eat black oil sunflower seed, safflower seeds or pieces of fruit.


Thanks for stopping by and remember to feed the cardinals - Judy.

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10 comments:

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love cardinals, esp on wintry days when their vibrant red shows up so well. We've never had a bird feeder but since my cat died, hubby and I are ready to try a feeder. Thanks for the suggestions.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You sure have some pretty cardinal plates Judy.
the cardinals are at my feeders too and I need to refill them before dark.
I love watching them out the patio door.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Sonny

Katherines Corner said...

I would love to have some red cardinals visit my bird feeder. Your plate is lovely. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party at Katherines Corner. Hugs and smooches and wishes for a wonderful weekend!

Jennifer Gail said...

Cardinals sure stick out on a gloomy winters day. I jumped over from Katherines Corner. In nature or quilts red and white is hard to beat.

Ames said...

We had hundred of yellow finches last winter. We thought it was because they loved the feed we set out. But, we haven't seen any this year.
I love Cardinals. They are so cheerful. We have those in our back yard. I can always tell they are near. Once you've heard one you will remember that chirp always.~Ames

Diann said...

I love seeing cardinals against the snow. They are so bright and beautiful! Pretty cardinals you are sharing today. Thank you for joining TTF and have a great week!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your pics, so pretty. Your plate is wonderful and such a gorgeous vignette. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Shannon @ COZY HOME SCENES said...

Sounds like you are a bird lover like me. I love feeding them in the winter too. Although we don't have many birds that come, usually there is one or two cardinals that hang around our house each winter. Their pop of red is always so nice to see on these dark days.

I love your plate and the matching figurine makes a very lovely vignette perfect for this time of year!

Thank you so much for linking to the "Your Cozy Home Party". I appreciate your participation and hope you will join us again next week!

Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said...

Oh, I love cardinals! There is a pair that visit my yard and I always delight in seeing them. Your plate and the porcelain cardinal are lovely!
(visiting from Knick of Time Tuesday)

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely post at Potpourri Friday!