Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Word Bird Wednesday

Time once again for Word Bird Wednesday!  You don't have to be an experienced bird watcher or photographer (Thank the LORD) to join in the fun.  All you really need is a love of birds--observing them, photographing them, feeding them, learning about them, sharing them, enjoying them--or just ooohing and ahhhing over the finds of others.  Whatever it is you enjoy about birds, join up with Springman's Word Bird Wednesday at The Pine River Review.  You won't be sorry--unless you miss it.



The weather here has been in the 60s and 70s for at least 5 weeks.  This week, we will see the 80s.  I realize that some of you would love to have this weather, but for those of us who are somewhat....temperamental... as it gets hotter and hotter, the cooler weather suits best.  I will say though, that the birds seem to be enjoying the warm weather.  This week I am featuring the cardinals that frequent our feeders.  

Mrs. doesn't usually pose for me.
 
As a matter of fact, she usually turns her back on me...

Or acts like she's not paying attention to me at all.

Then, there are times when she watches me to see what I'm up to.

Unless she's giving me 'the eye'...

Or looking at me like- WTH?!

It's rare when Mr. doesn't pose for me.

He enjoys his picture being taken straight on...

Or while trying to force a candid shot...

Or, being the male that he is, tries to put too much food in his mouth at one time...

One thing's for sure- whether it's one of those things or a nice profile shot--

Mr. poses for the camera.  Every time.


19 comments:

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots

Sondra said...

Gorgeous photos of your "red birds" as we call them here...ITS time for them to start breeding and that will be fun to watch--I am not looking forward to the upcoming Summer Hibernation--its the worst time of the year for me..IF I play my cards right I hope to be traveling in the west when the hot stuff hits hard!

Marcia said...

Isn't supposed to be World Bird Wednesday not Word Bird or are you making a joke?

How do you keep squirrels from the flat opened feeder?

duck-or-grouse said...

Such brilliant birds. How I would love to experience their proximity again.
WORD would suit just as well, considering the eloquence of our host :-)

EmptyNester said...

Jidhu- Thanks!

Sondra- If spring is this warm, summer will be BRUTAL. Again. LOL And summer hibernation is right!

Marcia- I've never noticed that before! Thanks for the catch! I have a little dog that loves to chase the squirrels away!

duck-Funny, I've never caught that mistake! But you're right, Springman does bring it every week with elegant words!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Mr. is definitely narcissistic. Here too. She's too busy worrying about taking care of the house and kids!!

Frank said...

Lovely series of your Cardinals.
We could do with some of your warm temperatures over here and it would encourage the migrants to return.

Fotokarusellen said...

A beautiful set of photos. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Andrew said...

Beautful birds to see, so much colour. Lovely images.

EmptyNester said...

Barb- Once you get all moved in, will we be seeing some of your bird shots? PLEASE!

Frank-You are welcome to the warm temps. And Hubs would bring it to you since it would calm my moods...LOL

Foto- Thank you!

Andrew-Thanks! I love cardinals!

Fotokarusellen said...

Do not worry. This swan and all other norwegian swans are used to this. I did not mention hunger. They need food and a lot of people are feeding them during the winter. We are feeding them as often we can.
Thanks for your comment and have a nice evening.

Fotokarusellen said...

Me again. Did not say: I like your blog very mush and you have got a new follower. Looking forward to see and learn.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots.It is a treat to me to see the Cardinals,even if just on another blog,since I don't see them out here.

ncl-cruise-pictures said...

Wow...beautiful pictures!

Jane said...

Lovely pics of birds which seem very exotic to me - and your temp of 80F, wow, if only we had that regularly in the height of summer how great it would be!

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely photos of the Cardinals! They have really brightened up the wintertime vistas here!
Love the title of your blog - a very nice blog too1

EmptyNester said...

Foto- Thank you so much for following!

Ruth-Cardinals were my dad's mother's favorite bird and red was her favorite color...just like me!

ncl- Thanks!

Jane- Thanks! Oh yes and it's only going to get worse---we stay in the 90s and above all summer long.

bailey-Thank you. I always love the way the cardinals stick out in the snow.

Springman said...

Bang up shots of of my favorite Redbird! You must be able to speak Cardinal fluently to manage poses like this!

Bill S. said...

Great pictures. I wish I had some of these cardinals around.