Convocation of Cardinals~

Of the red-capped woodpecker kind,

is happening at The Holler.

Normally intensely shy and skittish,

they have decided it’s time,

to show their best profiles,

and pose for portraits.

I am most happy to oblige,

even though one stuck his tongue out at me.

Cheers to you from your foto-friendly-feathered-friends~

183 thoughts on “Convocation of Cardinals~

  1. Dear Cindy,
    great photos πŸ‘πŸ‘ of great birds. Thanks a lot for sharing.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  2. HaHa, these are gorgeous, Cindy! The one with his tongue sticking out looks like he’s pretty intent on something. And you’ve gotta love those red beanies on their heads!


  3. I was a trifle confused by the title at first, but you’re right–they do have red caps like catholic cardinals!! Beautiful portraits of these birds, even the one who is sticking out his tongue. Perhaps he needs to write, “I will never stick out my tongue at Cindy again” 100 times!!


  4. Love the tongue shot. We have a number of acorn woodpeckers that hang out here, helping themselves to sunflower seeds from our bird feeder and hanging out at the spa (bird bath). Very attractive birds and dominant. Even the scrub and Steller jays get out of the way. No one wants to argue with a beak that can poke holes in trees. πŸ™‚ –Curt


  5. Isn’t that just amazing? I know, that they know, that you are photographing them…..maybe it’s the wonder and delight you may be feeling and sensing this, they respond “me, me, look at me….okay, here’s my coy, serious, carefree, etc., look” …. πŸ™‚ as always, delightful photography!


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