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December 31, 2011 / Leslie

Mrs. Cardinal

Last week I posted a photo of Mr. Cardinal. Today I’m posting Mrs. Cardinal who was sitting several branches above him.

I took both of the photos on the same day during the 2009 Christmas Bird Count. It was a chilly morning and it had just stopped snowing. Once the sun came out it was perfect for photos.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books. Visit her blog to see more great photos or add your own.


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  1. dustansept / Dec 31 2011 2:15 am

    beautiful shot!


  2. carol / Dec 31 2011 2:35 am

    I do love to see you wonderful photos.

    Wishing you all the best for 2012!



  3. Man, these are just fantastic pictures! I know I’ve mentioned before that I really need to get my bird feeder set up but I have yet to do it! I need to get going on this, I just love the birds that visit you 🙂 Great photos as always, Leslie! Have a safe and Happy New Year!


  4. Lisa@ButteryBooks / Dec 31 2011 6:34 am

    Love the snow on the branches. Great photo!


  5. Mary / Dec 31 2011 6:41 am

    She’s beautiful! Lovely photo.


  6. Louise / Dec 31 2011 6:49 am

    She’s lovely and so interesting to see for me. Lovely shot too.


  7. laurelrainsnow / Dec 31 2011 7:43 am

    Gorgeous shot! She looks so sharp against the whiteness of the backdrop. Thanks for sharing, and have a Happy New Year.



  8. Trish / Dec 31 2011 7:50 am

    What a pretty little lady she is! Great shot.


  9. Jayme@Beachreader / Dec 31 2011 8:18 am

    Lovely photo. I received 2 bird feeders for Christmas. I hope Mrs. Cardinal stops by.


  10. BermudaOnion / Dec 31 2011 9:11 am

    Just gorgeous! My maternal grandmother lived with us at the end of her life. She passed away when I was five, but I remember watching birds with her and telling her you can tell the girl cardinals because they’re wearing lipstick. Thanks for the lovely reminder.


  11. gautami tripathy / Dec 31 2011 12:39 pm


    Have a wonderful 2012!

    Here is my Saturday


  12. Alyce / Dec 31 2011 1:19 pm

    She looks so different and still beautiful! I’ve only seen cardinals a few times while on the east coast. I’m not sure if I would have known those were female cardinals had I seen them.

    The server for my site has been down this morning (which is frustrating since I have no control over it). My apologies though! I’m still trying to get around to visit all of the Saturday posts.


  13. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Dec 31 2011 3:06 pm

    What a lovely shot! Love cardinals but always see them on the ground and not at the feeder.


  14. Nise' / Dec 31 2011 3:40 pm

    Gorgeous. It feels like I could reach out and stroke her.


  15. Elizabeth / Dec 31 2011 4:10 pm

    What a great photo! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cardinal that close.


  16. Lisa / Dec 31 2011 4:39 pm

    What a lovely picture! The light is just perfect.

    My Paris pics are here.


  17. Marie / Dec 31 2011 5:19 pm

    Well, isn’t she beautiful! We don’t generally have these in our area, but a few years ago during a snow storm a female showed up and stayed for several days. It was so nice to see one in person. Great shot!


  18. storygal / Dec 31 2011 7:14 pm

    What a gorgeous shot. I don’t think I’ve seen a female cardinal up this close. More!


  19. Anne Bennett / Dec 31 2011 11:55 pm

    Wow. Wow. Wow. So good.


  20. Very beautiful as everyone has mentioned! Thanks.



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