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    Missouri Star

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    Default Todays pretty pick me up

    I have finally been able to get a good photo of our resident painted bunting. He is very timid and hard to get a picture of. He really is those bright crazy colors. This is one of the thirteen resident cardinals (there may be more than 13, I have counted that many simultaneously.) The male cardinal is the most romantic bird, as they are constantly feeding the gray/brown female seeds from their beaks. The sparrows have already hatched their babies, who sit in the adjacent roses bushes and beg their parents for food. Those are the window blinds you see in the photos. I keep them there to discourage the birds from trying to fly in through the glass.

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    To keep this post quilt related, I am hard at work on my first King size quilt. I may have the top pieced by this weekend.

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    Missouri Star

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    I have always wanted to see a painted bunting! Beautiful bird!

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    Missouri Star

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    So pretty!!
    Donna

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    What beautiful coloring. Would love to see that outside my window
    Karen
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    Beautiful! I don't think anyone will mind this not being strictly 'quilt' related....

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Todays pretty pick me up

    I love bird watching...these are beautiful birds!
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    Default Re: Todays pretty pick me up

    Cardinals are the state bird for Virginia, I believe. I love seeing them when I visit my sis. I didn't know Texas had them as well. Definitely one of my absolute favorite feathered animals.
    Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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    Default Re: Todays pretty pick me up

    We love our birds, especially the hummingbirds. We also have a lot of bluebirds right now. Their color is almost neon blue...gorgeous. Your painted bunting is gorgeous! I've not seen any of those here.

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    We have a lot of Cardinal birds in the small town I live in here in Michigan. In fact our school's mascot is the Cardinal.....I have always fed the Cardinals here in my yard ( they love sunflower seeds ) ......They're such a pretty bird ( well the male birds are...the females are brown in color ) .....
    Thanks for sharing the photos......

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    Default Re: Todays pretty pick me up

    Quote Originally Posted by Kgrammiecaz View Post
    What beautiful coloring. Would love to see that outside my window
    We have friends in St. Lucie that have painted buntings regularly feeding at their feeders. Keep watching...you may have some eventually. They are gorgeous birds. Such beautiful coloring.
    Bec

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