Male Cardinal in the Yard

@CarolDM (130881)
United States
May 3, 2021 2:09pm CST
Was looking out the patio doors just now, looking for birds. Had my phone in my hand. And all of a sudden a male cardinal landed in the yard, beside a pine tree. I snapped some photos, but not very good with my phone so far away. I knew these cardinals were out and about in the yard. Probably building a nest. I can hear the male singing every day. They are good at hiding their nests. I hope to get lucky and find one. They are beautiful birds. They were my Dad's favorites. He called them red birds. The male is a bright red, the female a duller reddish brown. Always feel his presence when I see a cardinal. Good memories.
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@marlina (122856)
• Canada
3 May
The red cardinal is my favorite bird of all time ~
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
3 May
I have to agree with you.
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@moonandstars (48686)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
3 May
he's busted
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
3 May
I love seeing these birds.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
6 May
@CarolDM glad for you!
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
6 May
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• Kenya
3 May
Memories at always sweet especially the good ones. It's a beautiful bird and yes you did capture it at a far angle but managed it
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
They keep me going every day in life. Thank you!
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• Kenya
4 May
@CarolDM you are very welcome Carol
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
3 May
Sweet memories!
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
3 May
Yes indeed.
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@Nevena83 (61813)
• Serbia
3 May
I like his color. I'm glad they remind you of your father.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
3 May
Thank you! Very special.
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@ZedSmart (17995)
• Philippines
3 May
So good this reminds you of him and felt your Dad's presence. I agree that there are some things that are pretty reminder of our love ones. Nice bird.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
I always do when they visit. Thank you!
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@Juliaacv (54756)
• Canada
3 May
I know that he loved bird watching, you saw a pretty cardinal.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
3 May
Thanks, it was a special moment.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
4 May
You amaze me of how you can tell the gender of a bird
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Thank you! I enjoy and do a lot of research.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
4 May
@CarolDM you are welcomed. You can make a good bird scientist
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
@mildredtabitha You are kind.
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@DaddyEvil (39065)
• United States
3 May
That's still a good photo. Thank you for sharing it with us. Hmm... were you aware that, when you're getting ready to take a photo, you can put two fingers around the target and widen your fingers to get a closer shot of your target?
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
3 May
Thank you!, I was behind the patio doors. I have used that tip before. Depends on where you are with your camera. I was too far away with my phone. My other camera would have worked better but I didn't have time to grab it.
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@DaddyEvil (39065)
• United States
3 May
@CarolDM You're welcome. No matter what you took the photo with, it's a good one.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
3 May
@DaddyEvil Thank you for your kind words.
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@just4him (241723)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 May
That's great you got a picture of it. He's a nice bright red. I hope you can find the nest this year.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Thank you! I will get more later hopefully.
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@just4him (241723)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 May
@CarolDM I'm sure you will.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
5 May
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@DocAndersen (39483)
• United States
4 May
That is a great shot - i love that bright red!!!!
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Thank you! I love these as you know.
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@DocAndersen (39483)
• United States
4 May
@CarolDM in fact I do!
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
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@Hannihar (113327)
• Israel
4 May
@CarolDM You are quite an explorer I bet you will find the nest. I can see him in the picture. I know it is hard to take pictures that are far away on the phone but surprising they can turn out good.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
I do enjoy searching for the nests.
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@Hannihar (113327)
• Israel
5 May
@CarolDM I got that feeling with some of the posts you wrote here.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
5 May
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@Rashnag (11217)
• Thane, India
4 May
Lovely picture. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day. Take care
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Thank you!
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@Rashnag (11217)
• Thane, India
5 May
@CarolDM your welcome dear
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@RebeccasFarm (29407)
• United States
4 May
I love those cardinals..reminds me of home
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
I do as well.
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@LindaOHio (64425)
• United States
4 May
They sure stand out, don't they? I'm glad they give you good memories.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Yes they do. Always a pleasure to see these.
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@sharon6345 (273675)
• United States
4 May
I would love to enjoy tea in your yard.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
I would love to have you.
@wolfgirl569 (40165)
• Marion, Ohio
4 May
I had one here yesterday. Good photo.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Glad you see them too.
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@Tampa_girl7 (45144)
• United States
3 May
They are beautiful birds.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
3 May
Yes they are Marie. Good to see you.
@jstory07 (103973)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 May
I like to watch all birds. They do not come into my yard because of the cats.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
3 May
The cats can be a big deterrent for sure.
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@NJChicaa (97439)
• United States
3 May
Cardinals are so pretty. We had one that would visit at the house.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
3 May
I love these.
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