Sunday, March 13, 2016

Looking Out the Window - The Northern Cardinal

Looking out my window today, I was so thrilled to finally get pictures of the Northern Male Cardinal. This gorgeous red bird is one you just can't takes your eyes off. 

For several weeks, I have been waiting for a cardinal to stop a minute or so on the River Birch tree out my window. Today was my lucky day!

I have been watching them from a distance all winter even on snowy day. They don't migrate and the male is just breathtaking all year round with his stunning red color. 

The cardinal is an active songbird and sings more than one melody. 

The bright red color is one of the keys to his success in the mating season. The brighter the better!

I intend to feed the cardinals year round here in Kentucky so maybe they will visit my feeders often and I can continue taking pictures of them. 

Thanks for stopping by for another day of Life in Kentucky - Judy

Linking to:

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Lavendar Cottage
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Our World @ Our World Tuesday Meme
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop @ StoneGable Blog
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday @ Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
Winter Blues Wednesday@ DIY by Design

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern

the weekend retreat @ AKA Design on Thursdays
Favorite Things Thursday @ Katherine's Corner
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home on Thursday
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen
The Bird De'Pot @ I'd Rather Be Birdin
The Bouquet of Talent Party @ Life on Lakeshore Drive - Saturday
Sunny Simple Sunday @ Sunny Simple Life on Saturday


  1. Hello, the Cardinals are beautiful yard birds. You feed them the birds will come. I like to hang feeders close to my windows so I see the birds up close. Great shots! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  2. Beautiful birds. I have not seen one in real life as we do not have them out this way.

  3. Judy, You did get some fantastic photos of this beautiful bird. We have them here too and I need to keep the camera more available so I can capture pics like this. Great share, thanks..........

  4. Beautiful piccies of a beautiful bird, we dont have Cardinals here in the UK Have a good Mosaic Monday

  5. Hello!:) Thanks for stopping by!:) Glad you finally got to photograph these beautiful birds. I love to see pictures of the Cardinals, as we also don't see them in Portugal.If you put out a little food for them, they will come to your tree more often. Have a nice day, and a good week.:)

  6. Aren't cardinals a joy to have in the yard? I feed ours year round in Ontario too.

  7. This is one of the prettiest birds. You captured some great shots.

  8. Hi Judy, I popped by here via WBW by Stewart. You made good use of the opportunity when the Cardinal arrived in your garden. Happy birding. Greetings, Jo (South Africa)

  9. Great photos! Cardinals are beautiful!
    They come to us for black-oil sunflower seeds.
    Have a great day!

  10. Not a bird we have in the UK. He looks very bright and bold with his fabulous red feathers


  11. We do miss seeing so many birds, like the cardinals, once we moved into town. Male Cardinals are quite territorial, so you'll typically only see one male, (the bright red ones) at a time, he'll quickly chase any other male that dares to show his face off very quickly... however, we did have 5 in view one especially hard winter when they were all trying to get to the feeder, (they love suet!) Thanks for sharing your Cardinal, nice to see it.

  12. We saw a male cardinal recently and a red robin too. Spring must be right around the corner. Love, love your images.
    JM, IL

  13. Lovely photos of a favorite bird of mine...Michelle

  14. Hello, the cardinals are one of my favorite birds. They brighten the yard with their beautiful color. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  15. They are a favorite here too. Love how velvety he looks in your photos! Hugs, Diane

  16. One of my favorites! I am impressed with your knowledge about the Cardinals. Thanks for participating at I'd rather b birdin' this weekend.

  17. So pretty! There's one tweeting away out in the backyard now.

  18. Lovely shots. Have a great week ahead.

  19. What a pretty bird! You got some great shots of it. Thanks so much for stopping by Inspiration Thursday last week!