First Snow | Cardinal Waits

We have our first snow of the season in Iowa this morning. There is about 3″ on the ground and nearly stopped. I filled the feeders since the birds will find it harder to locate food. This cardinal sat for the longest time in the thicket nearby. I like how he is all fluffed up. Now, he and chickadees, titmouse, nuthatches, woodpeckers, and juncos are busy checking out the new supply.

Cardinalis cardinalis

Cardinalis cardinalis

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10 thoughts on “First Snow | Cardinal Waits

  1. shoreacres

    They’re gorgeous birds, and your photo is really appealing. I always was glad that my high school in Newton had a cardinal for a mascot, rather than something else. No snow for us, but there are near-freezing temperatures coming. It’s time to start putting out a little extra seed.

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    1. Jim Ruebush Post author

      They are so bright and colorful against the greys and snow.

      Our high temps will be barely above 20˚ by Friday. That will send cold air your way. You might need a jacket. Our 4″ of snow is nearly gone. Several neighbors got all excited and fired up snow blowers. I just let it sit. Didn’t even touch a shovel. It all melted on its own. 🙂

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  2. Mrs. P

    What a cutie! I love the contrast of the bright red and the white snow.

    Cardinals are one of my favorite birds! Being from California, I rarely saw them. Now I see them all the time when the weather is nice down here. They seem to like to look at themselves in the car door mirrors…peck, peck pecking…every day!

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