Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Dinner Tale

Mrs. Cardinal sat in the budding wisteria vines  surveying the west side of the feeding area for dinner. When suddenly she spotted a chunk of suet just below where she perched. Before her featherd friends could sneak in and claim the bounty she flew to the ground.
It was the best tasting suet she had ever tasted. She just couldn't seem to get enough! Napkin please!
Back on the east side of the feeding area her hubby Red was perched in a budding oak tree wondering where oh where the Mrs. had flown off too. He was getting hungry and hadn't she promised to find a lovely place for dinner. Where oh where could she be?
(click on pics to enlarge)
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

24 comments:

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

I love the color of the Mrs. the females here in Tennessee are more brown all over. Cute series!

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, cute story and post. And the Mr and Mrs Cardinal are beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

too cute. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh what a cute post, Carletta... I think Mr. Cardinal was CRYING... Watcha think????? Just like a woman----feeding her face while the man WAITS for her.... ha ha ha

I was working in the backyard today and watched Daddy Bluebird going back and forth to the nestbox. Mama was inside sitting on the eggs -and he was feeding her... Isn't that special??????

Hugs,
Betsy

Colin said...

Thank you. Another lesson on your magnificent Cardinals ( the feathered variety!). I never knew that the hen cardinal was White!
One would think that with a white hen and a male red, the offspring might be speckled???? Or am I being too ambitious with my bird theories?
Don't forget to see that movie, you'll love it.
Cheers
Colin (Brisbane. Australia)
ps: Beautiful Autumn day here in Brisbane today.

fjällripan said...

Soo beautiful!!

Carole M. said...

I enjoy the cardinals; wonderful photography opportunities, so striking

Linda said...

I am so partial to cardinals...they are out state bird here in Virginia, and we have a pair of them in our yard, often at the feeders. Once we had 3 pair of them...this year only one pair so far. Beautiful photos!

George said...

I really like your photos of Mrs. Cardinal -- she's very beautiful. I am a little disappointed, though, that she didn't share her suet with Mr. Cardinal.

mick said...

Great photos and a most enjoyable commentary to go with them.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I always get a bit envious when I see photos of cardinals posted by bloggers from the other half of the states. "sigh" Someday maybe I'll see one for real. Thanks for the comment about the gull's funny landings.

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous photos, Carletta! The female is just as beautiful as the male!

Stewart M said...

Those males are pretty remarkable really!

Splendid shots.

Stewart M - Australia

PS: glad you like my fence climbing efforts!

Gary said...

She's a beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

don said...

Fine Cardinal shots. I like the story line you created too. Nice, colorful and very successful post.

Mama Zen said...

What a beautiful little lady!

Modesto Viegas said...

Good shots!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! I love your story, Carletta. :))

joo said...

They are lovely!

Pat said...

Great little photo story!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Such gorgeous color and details. I adore cardinals.

Springman said...

Beautiful story and pictures to match!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Take care of yourself first Mrs Cardinal -- and then go get Red if there's any left ;>)

Kathy said...

I love these beautiful female cardinals. So many people overlook them and opt for their showy mates, but when their feathers are this golden color I call them Betty Whites (Golden Girls)!