Archive for the ‘white-headed cardinal’ Category

Snow. Really. Again?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Another winter wonderland this morning. I rushed out to throw some seed out for the birds and check on the feeder. While I have to admit I am getting a bit tired of this, there is something magical about the snow coming down and how quiet our neighborhood is on a Sunday morning. I could hear a fox in the distance and a red-tailed hawk shouting out, but I didn’t see them. I did, however, see many of the regulars. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Here she is!

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Polly is simply amazing. We’ve discovered that many searches for “white-headed cardinal” end here. So, without further ado… Click on pictures to enlarge.

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The Fog

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The last few days have been pretty dreary, but at least we don’t have to contend with the frigid temps for a while. I am, however, missing the nice light for pictures. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Cardinal Supreme

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

I’ve written before about the beautiful white-headed northern cardinal that nests in our yard (we call her Polly because she looks a bit like a parrot). I am always on the lookout for her. I saw her quite a bit before the extreme could, which was when these pictures were taken. I didn’t see her for several days after the subzero temps, so I got a little worried. I am happy to report that I saw her yesterday and she seems to have made it through the cold snap just fine. She is quite something. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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We call her Polly

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

If you have been following the blog, you know we are privileged to have a lovely cardinal couple living in our backyard. She has a white head. She looks kind of parrot-like, so we call her Polly. I haven’t seen her around for a while, so it was great to see her hanging out enjoying the sun this morning. Click on picture to enlarge.

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Cardinalicious

Friday, June 19th, 2009



She has a new nest in the yard, just a few feet from the old one. She was taking a break outside the thicket this afternoon when I got these pics. She told me she needs more cantaloupe seeds. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Levitate

Thursday, June 4th, 2009




How I love watching her zoom about the yard. She is a bit of a daredevil. One day I watched her fly through a chain link fence without slowing down for a second, threading the needle at top speed. She has a pretty handsome partner, too. :) Click on pictures to enlarge.

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White-headed cardinal and flicker

Thursday, April 9th, 2009



The white-headed cardinal continues to visit, as well as the flickers. I am still hoping for nests in our backyard. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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She’s Back

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009



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Cardinal-icious

Friday, March 6th, 2009



The white-headed cardinal visited again today. She had her boyfriend with her. :-) Click on pictures to enlarge.

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