Mirror Mirror On The Wall…

Mirror mirror on the wall
who is the fairest bird of all?

Well – I’m pretty sure this cardinal would be quick to claim that honor for himself!


Although these birds are notorious for fighting with their own reflections (they have pecked the heck out of many a car mirror!) this fellow seemed more flirtatious than fierce. Or perhaps he was merely puffed up with pride over his own appearance.
Whatever the reason, I love how he poofed out his feathers when he noticed his reflection!



And I guess we can’t argue with his self-proclaimed title. He really is a handsome bird!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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13 Responses to Mirror Mirror On The Wall…

  1. avian101 says:

    He indeed is a handsome bird! Thanks Kathy, nice work! 🙂

  2. aussiebirder says:

    Gorgeous colors Kathy, your bird bath is certainly a great capture point for the birds. We are trying at present to find the right one for our garden.

    • kathydoremus says:

      I have put birdbaths/water dishes in several places in the yard (odds are good I’ve gone a bit overboard!) and it really does seem to bring the birds. Hope you find one that you like!

  3. I completely agree! He is truly one handsome Cardinal – great images! I love the way he peeks by tilting his head 😉

  4. kathydoremus says:

    He was actually a bit comical to watch. He probably would have stayed longer but a male Towhee chased him off.

  5. The fairest bird of them all indeed! What a handsome follow!
    Happy New Year, Kathy 🙂 Your post was a great way to start off my day/year.
    Best wishes,

  6. kathydoremus says:

    Thanks Takami. 🙂 And a Happy New Year to you too!

  7. A gorgeous fellow, for sure. Awesome photos, Kathy! Happy New Year! May God bless you abundantly (with bird visitors 🙂 ) in 2015!

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