Northern Cardinals – Red Delights

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To catch you up long story short, after returning home from our mid-west summer adventure, we crazily/quickly bought and moved into a small, cozy house on an acre lot four miles away from our property lot that we’re clearing to build our dream home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

It deemed perfect to put us local with the building lot immediately for the clearing, the Spring start and continue monitoring of the new home build.  Plus it allowed us to begin enjoy living in our new community now.  It just wasn’t feasible to have the 2+ hour drive from our previous home and try to move forward with our plans.

Soooo…..I’ve really had two Eastern Shore ‘backyards’ since we’ve been back.  And, as I’ve shared in the past month, both backyards have a wonderful variety.  I feel truly blessed with my own little bird paradise!

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Northern Cardinal (male)

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With the Northern Cardinal being one of my top favorite birds, to have these birds in our new-to-us home backyard has been a true delight.  Being a year-round bird in the Chesapeake Bay region, I’m am hoping ‘mine’ stay around through this winter.

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Northern Cardinal (male)

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This gorgeous male has been slowly getting used to me and that big camera ‘eye’, giving me more chances, while his mate continues to evade me for a pretty photo.  I am giving her time, I am patient.  😊

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Northern Cardinal (male)

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Until then, I’ll continue to enjoy watching and listening to the both of them during my mornings.

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Northern Cardinal (male)

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“Cardinals appear when Angels are near….”

❤️ 🐦 ❤️

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44 thoughts on “Northern Cardinals – Red Delights

  1. How blessed you are Donna to have such beautiful birds befriend you, it is such a delight as they start trusting you. You will have to get your birdbath in soon so you can enjoy their bathing antics, we so enjoy our birds, and they will come down and bathe while we sit next to them, but guests get a laugh out of it when they get splashed. It is interesting that many female birds prefer to remain elusive and out of site, we find that here also, it may have something to do with breeding instinct, out of sight out of mind. Thank you so much for your prayers my friend. 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Ashley, it’s been a whirlwind blessing for sure! My daughter mentioned a birdbath for me for Christmas, that is perfect idea! I’ve never had one before, and I know I would enjoy watching them bathe and become even more comfortable with me. I just purchased feeders and stocked up on food for my different birds for when the temps get colder and food starts becoming more scarce. 😊

  2. How wonderful that you will have these birds to enjoy all year long. We also have cardinals all year long and they can be counted on to brighten one’s day. We had a burst of bird activity this morning, with bluebirds and sparrows checking out our nesting boxes, and cardinals and bluejays all over the place. I think this late summer-like weather is confusing everyone, and every creature!

  3. Lovely cardinals, hard to miss these beauties!
    I just realized that I haven’t seen nor heard our local ones lately. Hope they are okay. They’ll probably return when the feeders go up!

    • Thank you, Eliza! I love seeing them in their dash-flash flight! Hopefully, yours took a little vacay for your region’s seed harvesting going on, and will be back for those feeders when they need them!

  4. Wow, you’re head must be kind of spinning, Donna! What a fabulous turn of events to end up so close to your building spot. And Cardinals about, sounds like a jackpot!

    • Thank you, Simon! They are so very pretty, of course, red is my favorite color too. 😊 I hope I see them this winter in the snow or evergreens, they are stunning ever more so if that is possible!

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