A Cardinal Achievement~

Some of you may remember that I have only seen and photographed cardinals twice in my life, once in Buenos Aires, and recently in The Superstition Mountains in Arizona. (Tap to enlarge).

Meet Hawaiian Red Crested cardinals number 3 & 4 who have now become my very good friends!

Yep, we are in Hawaii and these guys hang out constantly in our backyard.

I am in cardinal heaven!

They are not afraid of us and especially,

enjoy joining us on the patio table for lunch!

After years of searching,

I have finally made some cardinal friends!

I hope word spreads and they bring over their buddies. We are hosting a variety of exotic and beautiful Hawaiian birds.

I will share more with you soon,

Until then, Aloha to you from Maui~

198 thoughts on “A Cardinal Achievement~

  1. So lovely, Cindy. We don’t have Cardinals In California and I love seeing them each year when we spend time on Maui! I have researched them a little and they originally were brought to Hawaii from South America.


    • Yes, three species of cardinals were introduced from South America in the early 1900’s and are still here, The Nothern, The Yellow Billed, and the Red Crested. I originally saw the Red Crested in Buenos Aires which shocked me. I next saw it this year in Arizona which surprised me. Now I have cardinal friends on the table in Maui which thrills me. Life is good if your a cardinal! დ


  2. Thank you for sharing Cindy and Charles! What a colourful treat and how very fortunate to see and photograph those colourful creatures up so close and personal! Such a treat.


    • Yes! I saw so much of the amazing wild birds and wildlife of incredible Brazil when we went up The Amazon. The first Cardinal I ever saw was in Buenos Aires. The second, years later in Arizona. Both were native to South America, and were Red Crested Cardinals. Now I have two Red Crested Cardinals that are my friends here in Maui where they have adapted and are doing very well. Life is good for these sweet birdies დ


    • Awww. Thank you so much. I am not seeing your blog posts and I miss you? It could be WP deleting followers. How are you? I have been thinking about you and missing your posts. დ


  3. We live on Cardinal Drive in West Columbia, South Carolina – and I think our “cardinals” in the back yard must really be red birds after your Hawaii Cardinals!! Just gorgeous – have a fabulous time!


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