Cardinals In My Backyard (But Not On My Team)

The NFL season officially kicks off today, and do you know what that means?
It means that I will be glued to my television, fanatically cheering on the players that have earned a  spot on my fantasy football roster!  Being a birdnerd (and an Atlanta area resident) I have a few falcons on my team, as well as an eagle for my starting running back; but alas, there are no cardinals in my line up.

But there’s no cause for avian alarm, for although these bright birds are absent from my team, they are abundant in my backyard.

This fellow showed up today and let me take his picture in between rain showers.



Isn’t he handsome?



I am so glad that he has all but finished molting and is once again proudly displaying his radiant red feathers.



And don’t let the head tilt fool you, he really wasn’t the least bit shy!

And now…are you ready for some football?  I know I am!

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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22 Responses to Cardinals In My Backyard (But Not On My Team)

  1. Reblogged this on stevenphotos and commented:
    Love the cardinal photos. Wish I can get photos like that.

  2. Oh, he´s sooooo cute and really handsome!!! Very inspiring! Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures!!! 💕

  3. Ah but you used to have another pro bird team too: the Atlanta Thrashers hockey team! 🙂

    Never did understand how they ended up becoming the Winnipeg Jets. Bah humbug, LOL

  4. Jodi says:

    Here we go Steelers! Here we go!! WOOP WOOP! 🙂

  5. Tiny says:

    He is truly handsome! Lovely you cardinals, even if they don’t make your team 🙂

  6. de Wets Wild says:

    Such brilliant colour, brought to life for us thousands of miles away by your great shots!

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    I’m not much into football but my husband is… I’d rather be painting or drawing! LOL! Your cardinal photos are so awesome! Maybe I can try painting one while my hubby is watching football. 😄

  8. What about Ravens?! No Ravens on your team, Kathy? Lol! Rock on, lady!

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