Cardinals & Red Bellied Woodpecker in the snow

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  1. gfreiherr

    gfreiherr Young Pine

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    We had a light snow all morning and the birds were all over the place. At one point I counted at least 12 cardinals. I finally got a photo of the red bellied woodpecker on the ledge!


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    Lots of red against the snowfall.



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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Gail what superb photographs - especially the ones of your woodpecker. :-D They certainly all brighten up a snowy day don't they?
     
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    daisybeans Hardy Maple

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    Excellent job! The photos of the woodpecker are so interesting to look at since I don't see those around here.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Beautiful photos and good job of catching all those Cardinals.
    I can't get our Cardinals to sit still long enough for me to get a picture, except from a great distance.
     



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  6. gfreiherr

    gfreiherr Young Pine

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    I am so glad you enjoy the photos. I got so many good ones today, will post more another day. I put that no waste bird seed on the ledge and its usually gone in an hour. I think the tufted titmice are always the first one there to get the peanuts. I don't want to know what I have spent in birdseed this year.
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    I certainly enjoyed seeing your birds! What pretty colors! Very cheerful ;)
     
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    whistler Seedling

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    Gorgeous photos. And how lucky you are to have such brightly colored birds on your property. And snow! Beautiful!
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    WOW! are those spring colors or what! Really nice photos. I thought you were a bird whisper until you mentioned the especially good bird seed. You should have maintained the mystery ;)
     
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    drissel122 In Flower

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    Really beautiful pictures...especially the woodpecker. What kind of a camera did you use? It takes wonderful photographs.
     
  11. gfreiherr

    gfreiherr Young Pine

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    Thanks for all the nice comments.
    Drissel...I have a Nikon D5000 with a 24-120 Nikor lens. I am hoping to get another lens with more zoom and a macro lens, for now all our $$ is tied up in wedding plans :-D
    Jewell...here's the most important tip...patience ;)
     
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    drissel122 In Flower

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    Wedding plans...I understand...same here. A May wedding on San Andres Island for my son. I'm looking forward to it, but it does put other purchases on hold.
     
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    gfreiherr Young Pine

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    WoW,San Andres Island...that should be beautiful. Weddings are exciting and expensive! My daughter is getting married in the Cator Woolford Gardens in Atlanta on Oct 2nd.
     
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    live2garden New Seed

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    Beautiful Pictures! I especially like the one of all the cardinals! Thanks for brightening my day.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Absolutely delightful, Gail. It was so nice to see that woodpecker up close. The colour markings are remarkable.

    ...and what about the cardinals in the trees--they make your trees look like fruit trees almost.
    You must be quite happy with this set of pics.

    Well done, you.
     
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    Excellent quality an thinking.
    Congrats are in order

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