Friday, February 15, 2008

Northern Cardinal in an old palo verde tree

This Northern Cardinal comes by every day to see what's in our bird feeders.  I hope to see his mate soon. 

9 comments:

chiefbiscuit said...

Hi!!! Great to have you back; and the red cardinal too! :)

Sonia said...

What a beutiful color!

Endment said...

One of my favorite visitors - did he sing for you?

Pam in Tucson said...

cb -Thank you. I hope to post fairly frequently, but it won't be a regular thing. I'm glad you came back to look.
sonia - We have two males who come around; this is the most colourful. Since they're territorial, I suspect the other must be a juvenile.
endment - He's been calling to us every morning with his "Cheer, cheer, cheer!"

robin andrea said...

Pam, it is so good to check back in here and see your beautiful photography again. That roadrunner photo in the previous post is absolutely stunning. Your cardinal is a beauty, as well.

Hope things have been good, Pam. I've miss you.

Pam in Tucson said...

Very happy to hear from you, robin andrea. I've been following your wonderful stay on the CA coast - esp. your neighbor hawk. All the best as you travel up north.

wayne said...

Hey Pam
Welcome back - beautiful cardinal!

Tai

BirdingMom said...

The female Cardinal is my husbands favorite! Beautiful in a much more subtle way!

Pam in Tucson said...

tai - Hello. I'm enjoying your blog. Sounds like the Caribbean move was perfect for you.

birdingmom - I like the female cardinal, too, but she's shy and difficult to photograph, since she grabs food and immediately goes into hiding. We also have the pyrrhyuloxia here - very similar to a female cardinal.