Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cardinals on Ice

I spent awhile today standing outside and trying not to shiver so I could photograph these beauties! This is the biggest congregation of cardinals we've seen here, with at least three males and four females. Enjoy!
 The ladies seem more social than the gents.
 Still, they, too, can appear...supercilious.
 They apparently had a luncheon date, which they reluctantly shared with a starling
 While the gents looked on...
 Not deigning to descend to the ground and mingle.
 A lovely lady, checking out the eye candy:
 A bright male illustrating perfectly why we call them cardinals.
 Another lady puffs up against the chill
 While these gents keep tabs on each other.
 Such gorgeous, welcome guests to our diner...
Shy and contemplative at times...
But oh the looks they can give us!

6 comments:

The Bug said...

Love love!! They're so much fun to watch :)

Kat Mortensen said...

Love them all! "Checking out the eye-candy" Ha!
That starling is brave to mix with such bright company.

Karen said...

Love the shot of the lady in the tree.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

They are beauties!

Linda said...

You've got more good looking cardinals than the Missouri baseball team!! I love the eye candy. Wonderful!!

ellen abbott said...

we had about 8 pairs one morning around the bird bath. the ladies often come to bathe but I rarely see the gents in there.