Friday, February 6, 2015

Flaming red

The flaming red feathers of male cardinals look so pretty in the snow! I notice them fluttering about all day long, but most especially in the late afternoons when the guys and their gals come out for their dinner. They are very polite, and let each other go one at a time to the feeding table while the others wait patiently in nearby trees for their turn (see below). This fellah above was perched on a branch of my hemlock tree. Mating season starts around March, and I am looking forward to hearing their sweet calls.

There are SIX cardinals in this photo…
5 males and one female. 
Do you see them all?

I painted this cardinal—Big Red—a few years ago.

30" x 48" and available for sale

this photo by Gloria Wilson

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