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Hanging on for dear life. by Catherine Sherman

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A cardinal gripped a pear tree branch as an early spring snowstorm blew into Kansas City. The wind was blowing hard, and he fought to stay on the branch as it swayed. You can see snow pelleting him. I love his little damp crest of feathers.

Birds often perch a few at a time on this tree, which is outside my kitchen window, before visiting our bird feeder. But when it snows and food is hard to find on the ground, the tree gets very crowded. It’s a bird traffic jam!


  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 6 years ago

  • Thanks, Cora! This group combines two of my favorite interests!

    – Catherine Sherman

  • Cathy Cale
    Cathy Calealmost 6 years ago

    This is a fantastic capture. ({:o)

  • Thanks, I didn’t get much else done that day waiting for the birds to sit on just the right branch.

    – Catherine Sherman

  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallalmost 6 years ago

    A hard bird to capture… well taken

  • Thanks, Phil. I’m still waiting for the female to pose for me.

    – Catherine Sherman

  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallalmost 6 years ago

    When I was in USA … I saw a few of these… they are so fast !!!

  • PattyB46
    PattyB46almost 6 years ago

    This is just beautiful! This is my favorite bird! Congrats on capturing such a beautiful bird! PB

  • jaci1966
    jaci1966almost 5 years ago

    I think the cardinal on a snowy day is my most favorite sight. They look so majestic – like a soaring eagle on a beautiful, sun-drenched day.

  • Sarah Trent
    Sarah Trentover 4 years ago

    Such a great capture and a wonderful description! I like how he’s covered in snowflakes but he’s sticking it out! What a beauty!

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