Thursday, March 20, 2014

Garden Guest: Female Cardinal

Happy Spring!  ;-)

The north side of our front yard is a certified  National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat.  Really!  We have a certificate!  You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit.  I've begun a new series of posts to show you our Garden Guests. 

If you would like to see more, check my Gardening Page! 

This stunning beauty is a female cardinal.  If you would like to attract them to your yard, consider providing sunflower seeds.  It is sweet to watch their mates pick up sunflower seeds and pass them to the ladies.  How romantic!  ;-)
Would you like to hear some bloggin' music?  How about a little BG?  Here is Brantley Gilbert with Kick It in the Sticks!
What's happening in your back yard?
;-)  -Marci


  1. You know they say the male birds are more beautiful than the female birds...with brightly colored plumage; but I think the female cardinal is an exception. I think she is always a pretty bird.
    I saw one just yesterday morning inside the chicken coop...she was having a snack of chicken scratch with corn... keeping fat for the cooler days we have left. :)

  2. What an admirable status - official wildlife habitat. I have a tiny yard, I have one bird feeder that is always kept full, seems to constantly have a squirrel hanging off of it... oh well. They have to eat as well.
    I like that song - I hadn't heard it before.

  3. I love cardinals and the fact that they look and sound so cheery all winter long. It's almost time for spring travelers and I'm looking forward to them!

  4. Did you know cardinals have many meanings... I hold them really close to my heart.
    OK and some BG??!!! Awesome!! I took my son to his concert and got a backstage pass, got our pic with him and everything! Ya got me, I'm your follower now!

  5. I love cardinals, we have them in our back yard in the winter. I blog about our travels, and I hope you will stop by for my latest post on China!

  6. Wonderful bird!!!! I love little birds so much! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Easter!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  7. I love Cardinals. We are lucky to have a few pairs that hang out around our home. There is something special about them.

  8. Marci, that's a gorgeous photo...such a beautiful bird!

  9. That is a beautiful picture of the cardinal! I love seeing all the different types of animals in my yard too, I see many cardinals, male and female, blue jays, hawks, buzzards, doves, lots of squirrels! I live out in the country. And thanks for the BG, I just love his music! Visiting from All things Thursday Blog hop.

  10. Beautiful bird and lovely photography. Thanks for sharing with us on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  11. Marci, what a beautiful post. Have you heard the idea that cardinals are messengers from heaven? My husband passed away last Sunday. A few days later, I was sitting, still in shock and grief, on my back deck and heard a rustle in the bushes. There was a mama cardinal, busily building a nest. What a beautiful scene of hope and the continuance of life. ♥ I was happy to see your sweet cardinal today.

  12. We don't have cardinals here in Australia so this was an amazing site! Thanks for sharing your post and #TuesdayTune from Brantley Gilbert at my link up!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  13. Who knew?! I love my bird friends and enjoy seeing and hearing them when spring finally arrives. Your pictures are beautiful. Thank you for sharing at the "all things handmade" link party on the Go Crochet Crazy Blog ( I hope to see you there again this Friday!


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