The Cardinals gather in their red robes for Evening Mass
By Joliet Jake
December 8, 2017 4:43pm CST
It seems they are most prevalent when light conditions are low. I assume it has to do with their bright colors and an instinct that predators won't notice them as much in dimmer lighting conditions. But both early morning shortly before sunrise, and evening as the sun sets, I get large flocks of them feeding here. A few winters back I managed to get 21 male & female birds in one shot. They are very skittish though. The slightest noise or hint of movement quickly sends them flying away. To get decent photos I have to stay back from the picture window several feet and use the zoom feature.
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• Fairfield, Texas
I have an absolute boatload of Cardinals here at my place @JolietJake and they're here all morning, afternoon and early evening. And you're right about them being skittish. All I have to do is go to the living room window; say boo, and they'll take flight. For about 1 minute.
• United States
Boo, Cardinals! Go, Kentucky Wildcats!! Oh, wait.... Lovely scene. I love looking at the feeding ground in my back yard and seeing doves, cardinals, squirrels, and those little brown birds all sitting on the same shelf, enjoying breakfast.