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Late Xmas Presents

Regular readers may remember that on xmas eve PD (Puddy Dale, Jr. and I didn't give him that name) requested cardinals in his stocking. Santa being a kind old gent of tender heart, he couldn't quite see giving PD the birds in hand, er, paw. So here he gives him his cardinals right outside the window, male and female alike.




Cardinals are such a regular part of our life that I don't think about them much. Oh, hey, there they are. Purdy. Ho, hum. But folks that don't see cardinals regularly are quite taken with the numbers that show up as freeloaders at the weatherdude's feeders. Me, I like the various woodpeckers more, but it's harder to get a photo of them.



Our college student friend comes from San Diego and in several years here has not really seen any cardinals. So I took photos yesterday and she cropped away to her heart's content. These photos are the collaborative result.



Hope they're harbingers of good things. As potential harbingers of doom, far too many are lurking in my bushes...



not to mention my trees...



and for them that likes their bunnies...a nonsequitor.

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birdhousefrog
Feb. 20th, 2007 11:59 am (UTC)
Thanks for dropping by. (My f-list swells.)

I wondered about posting the cardinals, but your reaction just reinforces my choice. A peek at the east coast life.
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birdhousefrog
Feb. 20th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
Great photo. I love the way you're not quite sure they're real because they resemble a lawn ornament! Great Blues are one of my favorite birds...it's always a wonderful day when I see one. They even fly over the property once in a while, though we don't have enough open water to tempt them to stay for a bit.
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kelly_yoyo
Feb. 19th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
The first and only time I've seen a cardinal was at Niagara Falls in 1993. They seem very exotic to me.
birdhousefrog
Feb. 20th, 2007 11:58 am (UTC)
I take it bunnies are less so? One presumes you have bunnies in great numbers in BC. These two were being stalked by another cat, death on four paws to all rodents and many birds.
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