Z-Cam fun: Ray!

I have dubbed all male Cardinals “Ray”.

It was nice to see Ray on Father Z TV this morning, live from the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue.

Which reminds me… I have to redo the playlist.


Then the Missus showed up.

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  1. Supertradmum says:

    I love cardinals. Thanks for the photo. Does he have a lady close by?

  2. Kat says:

    Since the courtyard outside our windows was de-pined, my coworkers and I have missed seeing the cardinals and other birds that live around here. Thanks for the z-cam, which I can keep in a little tiny window in the corner of my computer screen. Not quite the same, but good enough.

  3. benedetta says:

    Just saw Mrs. Ray make an appearance!

  4. wanda says:

    Good morning, Ray! It is great to see you. We have a pair or 2 who are regular visitors to the feeders. There is something so stirring about seeing the deep red of the Cardinals on a bleak gray day. Thanks, Fr. Z. for sharing the pictures and Z cam.

  5. acardnal says:

    When I lived in suburban Washington, D.C. I often saw cardinals at my feeder throughout the day, but since moving to Wisconsin I have never seen that. Instead, they sometimes eat the seed on the ground that has fallen from the feeder and usually this occurs at dusk. Perhaps they have found another feeder in the neighborhood to dine at on a regular basis. I see them in the trees and brush when walking on the trail in the countryside but just not at my feeder. So they definitely around. They are beautiful and have a unique song.

    The most unique bird I have seen thus far is a Rose breasted Grosbeak and his mate – a female, naturally. ;-)

  6. Frank H says:

    Haven’t heard talk of the Sabine Farm recently. Have you moved, Father?

  7. Laura98 says:

    We see cardinals rarely here. But they are such lovely birds. We did have our yearly visit from our Cooper’s Hawk, which always brightens my day. He’s come back for four years in a row for about a week at a time. :)

  8. StWinefride says:

    The few times I have checked out the Z-Cam I haven’t seen any birds! You have so many nice species in North America. In this part of Europe, we see the Common Crane (Grus Grus) flying overhead in huge groups migrating from wherever to wherever (!) twice a year. They have a strange but beautiful call – described as “a loud trumpeting call, given in flight and display. The call is piercing and can be heard from a considerable distance”.

  9. NBW says:

    I love Cardinals! They are one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing Fr. Z.

  10. Cecily says:

    We don’t have cardinals in this part of the country, but we do have red-shafted flickers! A pair are wintering in our back yard. So lovely to see the flash of red under their wings when they fly.

  11. disco says:

    Is Ray in honor of the great Cardinal Burke or just a coincidence?

  12. I’ll never tell!


  13. VexillaRegis says:

    Ah hrrm, *Mrs* Cardinal?

  14. joan ellen says:

    Thanks for the photos, Fr. They are refreshing.

  15. VexillaRegis says:

    Dear Fr. Z,
    I thought cardinals didn’t marry, but certainly Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal bird may do that ;-)
    BTW – Everybody loves Raymond!

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