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Landscaping To Attract Cardinals

By SongofJoy
March 11, 2014

Cardinals are among the most colorful and popular backyard birds. Providing a landscape that will attract them is well worth the effort.

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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Mar 10, 2014 6:29 PM CST
I've never seen one....a little too cold here I suspect. Love the photo. Lucky you for such colorful visitors
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Mar 10, 2014 6:55 PM CST
I heard the first spring songs from the cardinals yesterday.
I have at least 30 birds that regularly feed at my feeders in the winter
when they start to sing the males don't get along any more and leave .

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this photo has red in the trees 10 + males , the females are almost impossible to see in the photo
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Name: Leon
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TBGDN
Mar 10, 2014 6:57 PM CST
Beautiful shot Tee! I have them but they are difficult to photograph!
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DavidofDeLand
Mar 10, 2014 8:22 PM CST
I agree Tee!

They are the most common birds in my gardens year round down here. No need to work at getting them here! Smiling
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Mar 10, 2014 8:38 PM CST
Those of us who live in Florida are very lucky to have these birds year round. They are some of the friendliest and most trusting birds that come to my yard. Very curious and brave little birds! The bright red color of the males is really eye-catching! They are one of my favorite bird species.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 11, 2014 5:53 AM CST
Thank you, all. They have to be one of my favorite birds, if not THE favorite. The shot is Lin's and I agree that it's a good one. Smiling

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 11, 2014 6:17 AM CST
I agree, Cinda. The females are definitely more difficult to spot and photograph.


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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 11, 2014 8:39 AM CST
Tee: Love the photo's of the Cardinals perched on the snowy branches! The Cardinal seems to be a favorite of many folks, especially the male because of the vivid red color. The Northern Cardinal has a wide range in the U.S. as shown on the map on the bottom right of this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Cardinal

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 11, 2014 8:45 AM CST
Nice shot of the female, Lin. I think they have a quiet beauty of their own.
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plantladylin
Mar 11, 2014 2:12 PM CST
Thanks Tee, I do too and the juveniles are adorable.
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SongofJoy
Mar 11, 2014 2:20 PM CST
I agree
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