I have to say, the male Cardinals in my backyard (bird #18 in this ongoing Challenge!) have been dressed to impress as of late!
They have been sporting their finest feathers…
…even poofing them up at times…
…as they gather food offerings to win the fair maidens.
Cardinals are common birds where I live, but their beauty is anything but common.
I sometimes stop and imagine that I am seeing them for the first time, and when I do, it never fails to take my breath away!
9 thoughts on “Thirty-Bird Challenge: Dressed to Impress”
My all time favorite birds ever since Daddy first pointed them out & taught 2 or 3 year old me their names, Kentucky Cardinals. Gorgeousty! said I. And they still are.
A very handsome and aristocratic bird!
Everybody’s favorite…just so regal and handsome.
How lucky you are that something so beautiful is a common sight in your garden!
I truly do feel blessed to be surrounded by so much beauty (yet, still a wee bit jealous of those lions you get to see!)
You’ll have to come visit South Africa, Kathy, so we can show you those lions!
I feel the same way♥️! Your photos really show off this handsome fellow’s best sides😉