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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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