Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wild Birds

We had six inches of snow this week and this cardinal enjoyed the sunflower seeds in my bird feeder. If you look closely or click to enlarge the photo you'll notice the perfect accessory he wore on his left temple - a little delicate snowflake.

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love it. like a flower tucked behind the ear. :)

Nicki said...

You can keep the snow - brrr; but oh wow what a capture and I noticed the snowflake before you even pointed it out. Beautiful!

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful Carletta! That tiny little snowflake is an amazing catch.

Red said...

And he still has some dinner on his mouth. Nice shot.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful shot! He's very handsome.

George said...

What a great portrait!

Ela said...

What a beautiful shot and so a gorgeous red bird !
Greetings

carolann said...

Love it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Aw -- what a fashionable cardinal -- all decked out in the latest winter accessories. Boy they are so beautiful in the snow -- no wonder they star on so many Christmas cards! (For the first 60 years of my life, that was the only way I ever saw a cardinal ... I've still never seen one in the snow, but I don't mind just looking at pictures!)

Ida said...

What a wonderful capture. The cardinal is stunning and that tiny little snowflake is just adorable.

Bethany Carson said...

The snowflake on his temple is perfect! Love the contrast of his brilliant red feathers with the snow!

Rose said...

Excellent capture...such a beautiful bird. I do love his accessory.

Rose said...

BTW, glad to see you back!

Modesto Viegas said...

Great shot!!!

Margaret Adamson said...

I have not heard from you for a while so HAPPY NEW YEAR. This is a cracking shot

Marie said...

I would have missed the snowflake if you hadn't mentioned it...SOOO gorgeous!

eileeninmd said...

I see the snowflake, so cute. Pretty Cardinal, Carletta!

Neil said...

Beautiful.

Lea said...

Lovely Cardinal!
Really good photo!

kelley jensen said...

What a lovely picture. So perfect for the season.

Janice Adcock said...

Beautiful bird and great capture. How did the snowflake not melt. But I suspect the outer feathers to not necessarily get that warm.

Mary Cromer said...

Excellent, really beautiful~

Terri B said...

Beautiful, what a great shot!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a great capture! Love the read against the snow. Also the little snowflake on the temple.

Dave said...

Cardinal and snow - the perfect combination.

Valerie said...

A stunning capture Carletta - thank you for sharing.

BumbleVee said...

They are such a beautiful bird... just amazing..

Ela said...

Beautiful bird ! I love his hairstyle !