Thursday, January 29, 2015

Northern Cardinal - SB Vermont backyard birding


I must have bird fever, I am seeing all red. 
The Northern Cardinal male is bright red with black around its bill and even has a reddish bill. He certainly is dressed for Valentines Day. The female has a hint of red but more of a grayish brown, with an orange-reddish bill (to my eye). Welcome to the series, SB Vermont Backyard Birding, Issue #10, Northern Cardinal.
And as for Valentine's Day: Let a little bird tell you what your romantic future holds. 












                                                             This cracker is HEAVY.

                                                                 Pull! Pull!

                                                                                Come to mama. 
                                                       What? You think I can't do it?
                                                   
                                       Watch me. 









                          JR. get out here and shovel this walkway. 








                                        No, I am not related to the cockatil. 


                                                               Check out my tail. 









                                                     And I can do the two-step. 









                                    A little blue to give your eyes a break.







That is my brother below - his name is Rouge, mine is Redder.





                                           Now can you tell us apart?
                                                                           


                                 Beam me up Scotty; its cold down here.






           Best seat in the house - and free sunflower seeds. 




                                Its all in how you hold your crests.


       Whats all that noise down there? 
            Can't you chew with your mouth closed?



                                                                     Nose to nose. 



                                                                    Get a grip. 




                                                                  Dinner is served. 




                                                                       Framed 





                       Van Halen isn't the only one who can jump. 



                                                             Tail blazing


                                        Hand me a white flag and I will sing Born in the USA.


     
                                                           Heads I win, Tails you lose. 





















                                                    Our wedding photos
   Who's your lovebird? Our feathered friends are Valentine's Day fortune tellers. 




                                                                   It is a jungle out there. 




                                                              I am not moving
                                                                     until the temperature
                                                                         moves up to at least 60.



Guess what our favorite color is. 




Happy Birding

Bernie publishes essays and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. He urges us all to pick up litter and maintain a litter free environment through caring, community, and contribution in order to protect our water, wildlife, and human health. 
Bernie resides in SB, Vermont

Photos taken with Cannon PS S3 IS