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Pyrrhuloxia: Large cardinal-like finch with conspicuous red-tipped gray crest, gray head, back, upperparts, red-washed face, breast, and pale gray underparts. Dark gray wings with red edges on primaries. Tail is red. Thick yellow bill. Eats insects, larvae, seeds, fruits and berries.
I took this photo in Pearce, Arizona. Pearce is approximately 50 miles North of the Mexico border, and approximately 95 miles East, South East of Tuscon Arizona .

Featured –Songbirds of the Northwest
Saturday, December 10, 2011

The majesty and beauty these beautiful birds hold is awe inspiring. They huddled together as if to create a protective barrier …..

Photography is the only way to capture “time in a bottle” and the everlasting scent of the moment.

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  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture of such a sweet little bird. Great work Brenda! :o)

  • Hello Marilyn,
    Thank you very much. I was so excited to see this bird for the first time. I was in Arizona in February and March and could not believe the aray of birds in Arizona. This bird is by far my favorite.

    – Brenda Dahl

  • RoseMarie747
    RoseMarie747over 3 years ago

    Oh what a beauty~

  • Thank You Rose Marie~! The colors just pop and make the drab sticks look so beautiful.~!

    – Brenda Dahl

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...over 3 years ago

    Oh my this is absolutely fantastic! Wow! The details and colors are fabulous!

  • Thank You ~ I am pretty excited about this photo myself. I am so glad I loaded this to the bubble because earlier this summer, my computer decided to delete about 2 years of my photography…

    – Brenda Dahl

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 3 years ago

    perfection Bryn.

  • Thank You Mom

    – Brenda Dahl

  • hummingbirds
    hummingbirdsabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture of this cardinal!!

  • Thank You very much.,

    – Brenda Dahl

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Well documented, accompanied with an excellent image as well…..Welcome to the Songbirds of North America Brenda BTW…nice work indeed

  • Thank You for the invite Larry. I am very excited about being part of this wonderful group…~!

    – Brenda Dahl

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 3 years ago

    What a little sweetie, great capture Brenda.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thank You Rocksygal~!

    – Brenda Dahl

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerabout 3 years ago

    What an awesome image Brenda. I really love the female Cardinals. Their delicate volors are so beautiful. Instant Fav! Barb

  • Hi Barb,
    Thank You so much for you comment…This was my first and only encounter with this species of birds….My computer has done a horrible thing to me and deleted all of my photography for the last two years and I a, so thankful I loaded this to the Bubble other wise it would have been gone forever., I had approximately 20 or more photos of these birds in several different days, …

    – Brenda Dahl

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerabout 3 years ago

    Awesome capture Brenda. Congratulations!

    Featured – Saturday, December 10, 2011

  • WOW…~! I am thrilled to receive this honor.. Thank You so very much!

    – Brenda Dahl

  • Jeff Weymier
    Jeff Weymieralmost 3 years ago

    Great work.

  • Thank You very much. This is the only picture I have left of so many…..Glad that you like it

    – Brenda Dahl

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