Tuesday, January 9, 2018

RED



Even the females are ruddy red but never as bright as the males with their stop-sign red feathers and their cocky way of tilting their heads as if to say, "Yes, I know I'm beautiful!"

11 comments:

Chris Lally said...

And beautiful he is, Rhonda!!

Studio at the Farm said...

I love seeing all these bright, small bird paintings, Rhonda!

Kathryn

Sadami said...

Ooohhh, Rhonda, I love this work!!! Cheers, Sadami

Lisa Greenbow said...

The most brilliant red in the garden, well represented here.

AK said...

The reds are just beautiful and ruddy red it is. Fabulous. But which bird is this?

Caroline Simmill said...

Love seeing your birds Rhonda and this amazing red birdie is wonderful. What a rich colour he is!

JD Moffitt said...

Lovely! Thank You!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Chris, Kathryn, Sadami, and Lisa, for your kind comments :)

Asit, this is a female Northern Cardinal. They are the state bird for Kentucky, Ohio and, I think, Indiana, in the US. So they are plentiful here - probably our boldest brightest bird, as for coloring, in the area. Also the bluejays. When I see them together at the feeders, I always think of the Dr. Suess book, "One Fish Two Fish...Red Fish Blue Fish" but I replace fish with birds = One Bird, Two Birds, Red Bird, Blue Birds :)

Thanks, Caroline, I got a bit redder than a female usually is but...oh, well, too pretty a red to stop! ha ha

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very beautiful :D

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Have had a lovely time catching up on your blog. The birds are wonderful! Seeing a cardinal and blue jay is on my bucket list - what flashes of colour!

We are just starting on 'One fish Two fish' ;o) a Christmas gift for the little one and I get to enjoy them all over again!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, JD, Jennifer Rose and Lisa :).