"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Northern Cardinals

The brilliant male cardinal is hard to miss among the drab colors of winter...




Even though the male is most noticeable, the female has a subtle attractiveness of her own...


When it comes to competing for food the female is aggressive, as this sparrow is learning...






Both males and females are known for attacking their reflections in windows or other shiny objects at this time of year.  Their territorial instincts are strong and they are quick to fight, even with themselves...


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4 comments:

  1. Hello Steve
    What a beautiful birds. I wish i saw them here
    Greetings Bets

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  2. Amazing? When do Roughlegs leave for the north? Hopefully my father can bring me to this area before they depart.

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    1. Kojo, that is hard to say. I would guess you should have at least two or three more weeks, if not more, before they leave.
      Good luck.

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