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Monday, March 23, 2009

That's My World Tuesday: North Carolina State Bird - Cardinal

The cardinal was selected as the State Bird of North Carolina in 1943. Below is a male cardinal I photographed in one of my trees.

Cardinals are one of the most common birds to be found in North Carolina yards and are year round residents here. Below is a female cardinal I photographed in one of my trees.

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24 comments:

Indrani said...

Wow! You captured both in your lens. These are truly lovely shots!

kjpweb said...

It's so nice to see these critters bringing color into the still almost colorless woods! :)
Cheers, Klaus

Louise said...

We have no cardinals in New Mexico (at least of which I am aware). Common? How lucky you are to see that bright flash of red!

koala said...

It's a birdy My World today;) If I remember correctly the cardinal is also a state bird of Virginia.

Denise said...

How beautiful. I have a bird post this week too.

Sylvia K said...

I do love cardinals! And you got such terrific shots! And their beautiful color offers hope for spring!! Thanks for sharing!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Those birds are beautiful, i wish we had them around here.

Photo Cache said...

Pardon my ignorance, but are red ones only male?

Oh I wish I could see one of these in person. I am not a birder so I guess I will not find one here in Cali?

Have a great week, Carver.

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SandyCarlson said...

Welcome home, scarlet wonders.

Sujatha said...

Koala's right. It's the state bird of Virginia too. And it's a delight to see red in a backyard whitewashed in snow. I hadn't been able to catch a female cardinal. So great to see both in your post today. Happy spring!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice shots of cardinals. I still dram of capturing them with my camera. ;-)

kayleen said...

Cardinals are such beautiful birds! A wonderful state bird for sure!

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Arija said...

The male Cardinal is such a striking bird when in mating plumage. Nice post and shots.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Hey Carver: Loved the water tower. Learning a lot about our fair state from you. All these theme days seem to result in a lot of traffic. So far, we're just doing the city daily photo first-of-the-month themes and skywatch friday. Suggestions for other memes/themes?

Greensboro Daily Photo

Babooshka said...

To me this is such an exotic bird, like the bluejay which are no are common to you too. So envious they are so pretty.

starnitesky said...

Beautiful colour, well photographed.

susieofarabia said...

I love both of these photos. Nice job!

Mojo said...

Spooky! I just yesterday caught a couple of male cardinals in my trees. One of them was actually in a dogwood, which was two state symbols for the price of one.

they may be the most common birds around here, but you couldn't prove it by my yard. Going by that, you'd think the state bird was the crow!

Femin Susan said...

Beautiful shots.....

Swarna said...

Good pics of good-looking creatures.

Gaelyn said...

The cardinals are so vivid. I have two pairs that frequent my feeders. The look like brilliant Christmas ornaments when perched on the scrub oak.

I thought cardinal was the state bird of IL, where I grew up.

fishing guy said...

Carver: Very cool shots of the Cardinal, it is the most prolific state bird.

W. Latane Barton said...

What's the deal with the male birds (of any species) being the showiest? I think the females got cheated!!

Erin said...

enjoyed the shots of the beautiful cardinals.
i need to find myself a good perch to sit on so i can start capturing birds that visit my yard. one day i will get to it ^..^
have a most wonderful evening

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