Jan 13 2011

Whoa there!

Published by at 7:22 am under Bird Behavior


Last weekend the birds were hopping all over Marcy Cunkelman’s yard in the snow. 

You can see a male cardinal and a dark-eyed junco, both airborne. 

And waaaayyy over on the left a female cardinal has raised one wing like a stop sign.  Is this too much excitement for her?

“Whoa there!”

(photo by Marcy Cunkelman)

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Whoa there!”

  1. Anne Marieon 13 Jan 2011 at 8:15 am

    Great picture! Thanks to Marcy for sharing.

  2. sharon leadbitteron 13 Jan 2011 at 8:37 am

    Instead of “Talk to the hand” she’s saying “Talk to the wing buddy …. not that kind of girl”

  3. Kathyon 13 Jan 2011 at 10:37 am

    Love it! Thanks for the smile.

  4. kellyon 13 Jan 2011 at 10:42 am

    lol. i love the “suspended” junco.

  5. Marcy Con 13 Jan 2011 at 11:26 am

    Maybe I should send this to Birds and Blooms for the caption and see what people say….I was thinking STOP!!!! like a crossing guard since she had her head turned the other way and her wing up…didn’t notice this until I looked at the photo on the computer.

    EIGHT inches of fresh new, very light powdery, snow since last night, like frosting on everything….a lot more than a few inches they were calling for…Had to plow and shovel to feed the birds…don’t they have us trained?

  6. Markon 16 Jan 2011 at 10:46 am

    Great photo Marcy!

    It sure looks like the male Cardinal is checking her out – maybe she is saying “back off buddy”.

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