Friday, February 19, 2010

Bird Dog Reporting....


On today's bird watching segment we are going to talk about the Cardinal....


Boy cardinals are brilliant red all over, with a reddish bill and black face around the bill. Girl cardinals are pale brown overall with reddish tinges in the wings, tail, and crest. They have the same black face and red-orange bill as the boys.

Northern Cardinals can be found in areas such as backyards, parks, woodlots, and shrubby forest edges just as this one is....right at the edge of our little forest in our back yard.


They really like sunflower seeds. So Beth takes some out everyday for them.  And if you leave undergrowth in your backyard you may have cardinals nesting there!  That would be so cool!

Aren't they a pretty bird?  I love to look at them!  They show up so nicely on the snow.

So until next time....Remington -- the Bird Dog -- out!

23 comments:

Two Country Poodles said...

We have a few of those in our backyard...Aren't they just beautiful?!?!


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Gloria said...

They are beautiful, and must be so much fun for you to watch Rem.

Madi and Mom said...

Happy Friday Rem....the Cardinal is the State bird of NC we love them especially in the snow. But them Mom loves anything RED. You are stylin' in your bird watching hat!!! Thank you very much for all the bird information...keep it coming maybe it will speed up Spring's arrival.
Have a great weekend.
Madi and Mom

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

i love your hat! and yes--the cardinal is very sweet!

Frankie Furter said...

The hat is really YOU!! I LOVE Cardinals!! Have you ever seen my post about the really unusual female card. that is around my feeders. She is truly unique. We call her Scarlet O'Cardinal.

Selba said...

Awwww... the cardinal looks so beautiful!

Beside dogs and cats, Selby loves birds too.

Licks,
Adele, Vincent & Bella

Nadine said...

Hi Remington, thank you for stopping by our blog!! We would just looooove to be friends with you!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Be sure to stop by our bloggie today! We've given you an award!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three
http://fiestythree.blogspot.com

Bruschi said...

Well hello there Remington! What a cool name you have! Do you often go by Remy for short? Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have been slacking lately when it comes to blogging....but I hope to be back on top of it soon! I'm glad you found me!

Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

Busy Buttons said...

Wow. You're pretty smart! I only know stuff about squeaky toy birdies...

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a handsome hat!

We have khwite a few khardinals in our neighbourhood!

Of khourse, they look furry lovely against the SNOW SNOW SNOW!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Twinkietinydog said...

Oh, forget the birds. Look at you in your Bird Dog attire! You so adorable, Remington! You make me wish I was a bird.
Twink!

The Army of Four said...

Ha roo, Remington! Thanks for stopping by the Ao4 Digest - it's very wonderful to meet you! You sure look handsome in your hat! And I love, love, LOVE cardinals! They mate for life - isn't that just sweet?!!? My mom really liked your pictures - you did a great job!
We'd love to be friends with you!
Love,
Ammy
(I'm Dave's redheaded sister; he's the one who posted today!)

Jazzi said...

Cardinals are COOL!! as a matter of fact, they are our state bird!!! We love seeing the cardinals outside

Smiles
Jazzi

JackDaddy said...

We even have some of those out here! Both the boys and the girls! I wonder if they are looking for your house!

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi Rem,

Oh we just luuuv Cardinals! We have them here too in our yard. Thanks for the Cardinal report.

Oh, and by the way, I just luuuv your hunting hat! It brings out your ruggedness and your masculinity and not to mention, you machoism! Okay, that's it! I'm in love!!!

Daddy said you could have my heart cause you love football! Mommy said so too, as long as you don't eat it!

Luv, your little princess,
Star. oxoxox!

Junior and Orion said...

Those sure are purrty birds! We don't think we get them here in Utah...at least not around where we live, but we sure would enjoy watching them! Thank you for sharing your pictures with us.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Remington, you are a stylish fount of knowledge! We do not have many cardinals here in NM, but mom says it was the state of bird of IL where she is from.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Remington,
Boy you look so handsome in your hat!!!!!! We have lots of caedinals in or yard too. Did you know that cardinals and Jays like Wal- marts dog food?? They do!!!
Some time next week I am going to e mail you so we can talk OK?
Fern

SquirrelQueen said...

Wow Remington, we love you bird dog hat. Cardinals are really cool birds but we never see them where we live now. You know, you would make a really great park ranger. Could we call you Ranger Remington?

Purrs & Hugs,
Cindi Lou
and
Judy

Life With Dogs said...

Looks like your spring is running ahead of ours - I have yet to spot one!

Sam said...

We get lots of cardinals here in the valley - which is actually kind of nice. All the native bird species are various shades of brown and grey so it is nice to see a spot of color from time to time!

Sam

Sagira said...

My Grandpa used to love them.