Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mallard, Blue Jay, Cardinal

My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #122. I went to visit Broad Branch with Theda yesterday. We found one mallard.

Blue Jay visits to the yard are relatively rare. I heard the familiar tweet of a Cardinal, looked out the window and got my first picture of one there.

The Blue Jay heard me and flew off, leaving the seeds to Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal.

How about a closeup of Mr. Cardinal in the sun? (I'm also linking to Anni's I'd Rather Be Birdin'.)

Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
~

17 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

I love all your shots today I hope you have a wonderful weekend

Karen S. said...

Happy Saturday to you, I bet Theda had a fun time too. Very nice critter shots, and spring is sure here for you too!

Phil Slade said...

It's a great time of year to see a Cardinal in full summer dress

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Love the mallard, cardinal couple and the Jay. Great birds and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

i like your pan birds. :)

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

I love your outdoor project - so much fun!
Beautiful birds! I love them all.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Alexia said...

What a beautiful colour the bluejay is! It matches the frisbee. Is the forsythia full of flowers yet??

edenhills said...

These are great! I never seem to find such friendly birds.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The Blue Jay heard me and flew off, leaving the seeds to Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal.

That's a blue jay for you, they know they're roguish little scamps, always getting into mischief.

Anni said...

Hope you have a terrific week ahead, and thanks so much for participating and sharing your birds for us at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

I would LOVE to see a blue jay in MY yard. Green with envy I am.

Nancy Chan said...

Always enjoy your bird photos. The blue jay is beautiful. Happy Sunday!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Really good photos! They are all such colorful birds and seem happy to have plenty to eat! Hugs!

Lois said...

You really got some good pictures of the birds! Love seeing that blue jay.

Lea said...


Bird watching is so much fun!
Have a wonderful week!
Lea

Jim H. said...

We get plenty of Jays here, but we also get bluebirds! they are a tad shy and I haven't been able to get a picture yet.

NatureFootstep said...

he is standing right in the middle of lunch :)

Marie C said...

Wonderful visitors. They seem to love your setup of seeds and water. Beautiful color on that last cardinal!