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January 22, 2012

Sunny Sunday Morning

Filed under: For the Birds — Karma @ 2:44 pm
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My snowy Saturday morning has turned into a sunny Sunday morning.  It is still plenty cold outside, but the gray snow clouds have departed, and left us with sparkly snow

and shiny, sunlit branches

This morning was also good for the neighborhood birds; I replaced my broken feeder.  I bought a set of two glass and copper feeders:

I figure I will lose some seed to the squirrels inevitably, but they shouldn’t be able to destroy these.  My favorite winter birds wasted no time in locating this new food supply this morning.  I had a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal and they seemed more than willing to hang around for a few photos this morning (although I still haven’t managed a shot with the two of them together yet):


This is clearest shot of the Mrs. I got today; she seemed rather coy – but I thought this over-the-shoulder look was cute. (Do birds have shoulders???)  Mr. happily posed for a few more:



First day out with the new feeders and I’m lucky enough for pretty cardinal shots! Money well spent, I say! 🙂


  1. Nothing like great cardinal pictures during the winter. Very nice. 🙂

    Comment by Bob Zeller — January 22, 2012 @ 2:49 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Bob – I love that bright red in the winter.

      Comment by Karma — January 22, 2012 @ 6:51 pm | Reply

  2. Sparkly and beautiful! You score with your cardinal shots–wonderful!

    Comment by Kathy — January 22, 2012 @ 3:03 pm | Reply

    • Thanks so much Kathy! It was so nice to see them find the feeder so quickly.

      Comment by Karma — January 22, 2012 @ 6:52 pm | Reply

  3. All that sunshine sure makes the snow look beautiful!
    Great cardinal shots, too!

    Comment by TheDailyClick — January 22, 2012 @ 5:32 pm | Reply

    • Thank you very much Michaela.

      Comment by Karma — January 22, 2012 @ 6:53 pm | Reply

  4. Oh my, these shots are lovely. Love the Cardinals !

    Comment by Sybil — January 22, 2012 @ 7:43 pm | Reply

  5. Yay for the birds! It was a glorious morning. Stella and I walked around the yard taking in all the beauty. I took several photos, of course.

    Comment by Becky Sue — January 22, 2012 @ 9:25 pm | Reply

    • It was a very pretty morning – but I still didn’t go play outside!

      Comment by Karma — January 23, 2012 @ 3:29 pm | Reply

  6. Pretty!!

    Comment by Dawn — January 23, 2012 @ 7:12 am | Reply

  7. Great shots, especially the cardinals. We don’t have cardinals here, and I do miss seeing them. We got snow overnight, and I’m just about to go see if I can get a picture or two.

    Comment by Carol — January 23, 2012 @ 10:56 am | Reply

    • No cardinals? How sad! I thought they were just about everywhere.
      Thanks very much Carol.

      Comment by Karma — January 23, 2012 @ 3:35 pm | Reply

  8. Guys are more exuberant and gals are more coy. 🙂 Beautiful images, Karma!

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — January 24, 2012 @ 5:57 am | Reply

  9. Karen…all I can say is WOW! Those pictures are so beautiful. And how lucky you are to get the birds the first day. It seems to take my birds longer to warm up to a new feeder.

    Comment by Trish Dinsmore — January 24, 2012 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

    • I was surprised to see them there the first morning. Thanks Mom.

      Comment by Karma — January 25, 2012 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  10. The cardinals approve! That is HUGE!!! The female has such nice coloration in winter and she does, indeed, look very coy. The males, well, yes, they sure are pretty and they know it! Glad this guy stayed still enough for you to capture him.

    I missed the snow as we left with only a few inches on the ground and came back to it all melted away. I like it when Mother Nature cleans up her own mess!

    Comment by milkayphoto — January 25, 2012 @ 11:37 am | Reply

    • I was pleased to see them enjoying the feeder; I’m not sure how many more will find it since I’m not usually home at feeding time during the week.
      It must have been a quick trip, Tracy – the snow sure didn’t stick around this time out.

      Comment by Karma — January 25, 2012 @ 4:06 pm | Reply

  11. You’ve sure gotta love the sparkly snow, especially during the weekend when you can enjoy it… And you’ve sure managed to bag some great Cardinal shots too, from their very first visitations… 🙂

    Comment by FS Photography — January 25, 2012 @ 3:31 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Brian. The snow was pretty, but I’m just as happy to see it go. I was very happy to “get the bird” this time! 😉

      Comment by Karma — January 25, 2012 @ 4:07 pm | Reply

  12. Money very well spent! These are great. Well done on capturing the cardinals. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — January 25, 2012 @ 8:50 pm | Reply

    • Thanks very much Robin! I feel quite lucky to have seen them that morning.

      Comment by Karma — January 26, 2012 @ 4:23 pm | Reply

  13. No cardinals here, so I love looking at your pictures. Magnifiques portraits.
    No snow either at the moment, so again it is delightful to see your snowy landscape.
    Merci Karen 🙂

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — January 26, 2012 @ 9:49 am | Reply

    • Merci, Isa! How strange to think of there not being snow in Switzerland in January!

      Comment by Karma — January 26, 2012 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  14. Beautiful photos, Karma. I loved the photo with set of two feeders. Lovely birds! 🙂

    Comment by Nandini — January 27, 2012 @ 8:57 am | Reply

    • Thanks very much for stopping by and commenting Nandini!

      Comment by Karma — January 27, 2012 @ 5:11 pm | Reply

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