Protective Father


We have some fledgling cardinals in our yard these days. Daddy never lets his charges stray too far though. He always keeps a watchful eye over his brood.

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19 comments:

Jim Klenke said...

Albert Pujols looking out for the rookies of course.

Olivier said...

magnifique cardinal. il portera chance a l'equipe de Foot Us

Slugyard said...

Beautiful birds- too bad we don't have them out West. I love your "birdfeeder cam".

Lois said...

He looks like he means business! I have had so many cardinals this year and they seem to be a much brighter red that usual. I love watching the fledglings too.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
Indeed, he seems to have a stern countenance, telling us to keep our distance!

Small City Scenes said...

Great!!
We have some Red-winged Blackbirds by the pond and the papa is a stern guardian too.
I wish we had Cardinals out this way. MB

SRQ said...

What a handsome cardinal. He's keeping his eye on you!

cieldequimper said...

Il a l'air bien m├ęchant avec ses sourcils en bataille :-) heureusement qu'il y a les papas !

VP said...

I really like this one: picture, caption and title!

Jacob said...

Getting right in his face, are you? They're tough birds so you better be careful.

Which reminds me, I saw what I think was a relatively small meadowlark chasing a huge crow yesterday! Funny!

lewi14 said...

It's really a wonderful photo.

Larry said...

Cool shot! The father looks pretty stern to me Halcyon.

B SQUARED said...

What a face!

JM said...

Wonderful father! :-)

Kate said...

Have been in Santa Fe for two weeks and have not seen even on cardinal. They're all over MN, but not here. The other birds make up for their absence, tho!

Wren said...

Great photo - I love watching parents with newly fledged youngsters.

BTW, I had to go back and re-read the title of the post. I thought it said "protective feather"

ruma2008 said...

He is a very stout expression.

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NatureFootstep Birds said...

he looks angry I think. But so colorful.

Scott (JournOwl) said...

I agree with Larry and SRQ...this guy is definitely keeping an eye on you with a priceless look.