Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Northern Cardinal

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes


This week I enjoyed watching the juvenile Cardinal begging for food from its Momma. The juveniles look so cute.


For some reason the adult female Cardinal look like she is wearing lipstick.


Please Momma FEED ME. Poor Momma is probably looking for help from Daddy Cardinal . And  Daddy is just too busy off chasing other cardinals out of his yard.




I think shot is especially cute, the look on Momma Cardinal. I think she is saying baby you are growing up so fast. Time to start feeding yourself.  I hope you enjoy my Cardinal as much as I do.

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Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday and thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes.

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your nice comments. I always appreciate your visits.
I wish everyone a happy week ahead and Happy Birding!

60 comments:

✿ chica said...

Lindo,adorei! beijos,chica

mick said...

Very cute!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Cardinals, always sweet! My twin sister really loves them so much~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh that was so cute Eileen....daddy's off to work protecting the territory while mom takes care of feeding and teaching the kid! The expressions on her face and the way she's tilting her head ...just priceless. (Added bonus to me is that I've never seen an immature cardinal....we don't have them at all here in Oregon nor near our yard in Florida.

TexWisGirl said...

very cute! and they are relentless mouths!

Brian King said...

Excellent shots! We had a cardinal nest in the backyard last year, but I didn't see one this year.

Beth said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen! We enjoy the cardinals in our yard, but haven't noticed juveniles. I enjoyed seeing yours.

Deb said...

These are amazing photos. I love to see families of birds like this. Deb

Tammy said...

This is a great series, Eileen! I always enjoying watching the interactions of the mamas and babies!

Faye said...

Cardinals are so expressive. This weekend I posted one on Facebook that I titled "bad feather day". Boy was he a mess--looked half plucked. This baby's days to be momma fed are numbered, I think! Great photo journal, Eileen.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Great catch! I rarely get to see baby cardinals.

Gary Phillips said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

George said...

I really enjoyed your photos of Mama and Baby Cardinal. We enjoy seeing the fledglings being taken care of by Mom and Dad at our feeders as well.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

brilliant captures. We have quite a few cardinals near us but I had to stop putting feed out for them because of the darn grackles.

Mama Zen said...

These are so adorable!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful photos and the actions you captured are delightful and loving ~ great shots ~ Happy Week to you ~ carol, xo

caite said...

love momma's little head thingie!

DeniseinVA said...

Delightful photos Eileen, it's always cute to see a baby bird begging for food. I love how they flutter their wings when doing it.

Betsy Adams said...

That is the first time I've seen a Mama Cardinal feed the babies.... It's usually always the Daddy.... Hope something didn't happen to the Daddy...

Cute little one!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Charming photos - and I agree - mama is sad that baby is growing up - but wanting baby to begin taking care of herself - great expression!!

Carver said...

Great shots. I love to watch the juvenile and adult cardinals here and you captured these so well.

Maria said...

I love the Cardinals! I love seeing the male feeding the female. It's lovely!

Stephanie said...

Cute birds.

MastHoliday said...

The little birds looking cute.
always nice photography.

Joop Zand said...

Lovely to see this.... it's a nice serie Eileen.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

Bob Bushell said...

Great Eileen, I love the Cardinals.

Andrea said...

Yes it is so cute, the momma bird is scolding the young one for not following instructions!

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the cardinal, Eileen.
This bird is only here at the zoo.
Greetings Irma

Phil Slade said...

Maybe Momma is just topping up because as you say Eileen, that little one looks ready to fend for itself. Lovely pictures. Enjoy the rest of your week's birding.

Pam :) said...

Your right Eileen that last shot of Momma Cardinal tilting her head to feed her little one is adorable :>)
Have a wonderful week.

Neil said...

Beautiful series.

Crafty Green Poet said...

cute photos! I love seeing all the young birds at this time of year

Lynne said...

Sweet photos Eileen!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos of these cute birds!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen,
Really Lovely, aren't they♡♡♡ I especially DO admire you the last cute photo♬♬♬

PS> Thank you so much for the mail; I appreciate that you visited, my friend.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Indrani said...

Great timing, lovely shots.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wonderful pictures!! I love cardinals. I love seeing them at the feeder in the wintertime and I love their beautiful song :)

MyMaracas said...

Such cute photos! And Mom does look like she's wearing lipstick.

thomas said...

nature at best shots,mother's love.

CabinGirl said...

What a neat series showing the interactions between the birds, Eileen. Enjoy your bird babies!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!Great shots!!The baby cardinal looks so cute!!!Beautiful bird the cardinals!!I like them!!!
Have a lovely evening!Hugs!
Dimi...

Debbie said...

hehe....I think a lot of us know the feeling!!

They sure are a lot to keep up with, I don't mind my empty nest!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

well, once again, color me JEALOUS!!

How sweet these are.

Montanagirl said...

I love Momma Cardinal's hair-do! LOL

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Awww what a cute moment! I really enjoyed seeing this interaction!

Black Jack's Carol said...

I often marvel at the patience and wisdom of adult birds at this time of year. They have to slowly cut off the food supply so the juveniles will mature as they must, but at the same time, receive enough nourishment to have strength to develop hunting skills. Fun and interesting post.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Every one of the Northern Cardinals I have noticed with offspring, have been exceptionally tender parents. Yes, lipstick is a great description for the bill of that little lady! Have a super nice Thursday tomorrow!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I love these Eileen... Michelle

Liz said...

Beautiful moments captured, Eileen! I love the last one too.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Great group of nature shots of the baby Cardinal. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. cheers.

grammie g said...

HI Eileen... Poor things are looking a little shabby at the moment ,but will make up for it when they have more time for themselves !!
Remember when your kids took up all your time , I do!!

Great post !!
Grace

Nancy said...

I always find these images of momma/daddy and baby so endearing. Beautiful Eileen. Happy Thursday!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of these special birds. I like the "lipstick". Stunning color. :-)
Best regards, Synnöve

KL said...

What absolutely lovely shots...words not enough. I also love the third picture. I love cardinals.

rainfield61 said...

They are clever birds.

Because they use lipsticks.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful sequence of shots birds.

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the moon, birds and butterflies.

Stewart M said...

They are not the best looking birds when they are not dressed in full plumage! But they do look like characters!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

Chris Rohrer said...

Love these little ones as well. I've been adding piles of wood behind our fence and this year they raised their first brood...and it was awesome! Glad you have them around and can enjoy their demanding nature. If I didn't put the safflower seed out for them, they would stare at me from outside into my dining room window. Quite humorous!

Celeste said...

I definitely enjoy your cardinals Eileen. It is so fun watching the Moms trying to rid themselves of their grown-up babies who just don't want to leave :)

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