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God, they are SOOOooo beautiful!  I don’t know what it is about Cardinals that really turns me on.  I am enraptured by their beauty, their markings, their brilliant color.  Not really overly-religious, however, I look at these birds and wonder why they were created in this manner.  Why are they so strikingly red? Why do they mate for a year?  There is a myth that Cardinals mate for life and in a way that could be true since the average life expectancy of a Cardinal is about a year.  I am saddened to learn this fact.  I thought the Cardinals that return to our feeder year after year were the same couple nesting nearby.  And speaking of couples, that is another reason I love these birds so much;  When you see a female Cardinal eating, you can be sure that the male is not far away.  He is always on the lookout for predators.

Today we have several photos of male and female Cardinals who dwell in Central Park.  They may be birds just like Sparrows, Nuthatches and Chickadees but really check out the attitude and demeanor, these Cardinals have great expressions.

Deep in thought

Deep In Thought

Now Where Did He Go?

Now Where Did He Go?

i Can See A Lot From Here

i Can See A Lot From Here

This Is A Good Hair Day

This Is A Good Hair Day

Really, We Have Nothing In Common

Really, We Have Nothing In Common

Three Red Cardinals

Three Red Cardinals

A Christmas Card Cardinal

A Christmas Card Cardinal

All photos courtesy of Murray Head

 

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Today is the last day of my photo week, however not the end of my photo posts!  It’s just been a great week for me as Murray has been sending me shots every other day or so.  So even though I did feature a magnificent owl yesterday, today is devoted to birds of a different feather altogether.  Nice play on words don’tcha think?

A Young Red Tail Hawk

A Young Red Tail Hawk

A Slate Junco Sitting Pretty

A Slate Junco Sitting Pretty

Mallard Triplets

Mallard Triplets

Cardinal Triplets

Cardinal Triplets

Hey how did you get in the picture?

Hey how did you get in the picture?

Blue Jays Are Known Thieves!

Blue Jays Are Known Thieves!

He's Really A Beauty!

He’s Really A Beauty!

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All photos by Murray Head

Some people think New York is an ugly city, dirty and without beauty.  They are SO wrong- There’s so much beauty in The City, it’s all around us.  Central Park alone is replete with beautiful flowers and wildlife;  The birds are wonderful, the ponds full of turtles, frogs and visited by egrets and herons alike.  If outside art is not your thing, we have amazing museums and art galleries filled with every genre and period of art and sculpture.  AND of course not to brag too much, MANY of the most famous artists original work hangs here.  

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