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Cool and Shy In the Shade


This male Northern Cardinal was flying between the shrubbery and the thickly leafed Magnolia Tree where I took its picture.  The little Black-capped Chickadee was trying to find a tasty bite up in the Live Oak in my front yard.  My front yard is very shady as I have two large Oaks and a medium-sized Magnolia.  On that humid cloudy day the birds were hiding in deep shady leaves.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  I took these pictures on August 6, 2014 in my yard and also across the street near a rainfall retention basin.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "Cool and Shy In the Shade" (6)

  1. how nice (for you AND the birds) that you have all that shade!

    • Hi Theresa, Yes, we have two medium Oaks and one medium Magnolia in our front yard, and a large Sycamore in the common backyard. Our close next door neighbor has a med. Oak in front too. Lots of shade on this street as the Oak branches bend across the street on both sides (trimmed for trucks, of course). Have a pleasant day tomorrow!

  2. The shade does help, I feel sorry for you and the birds in the heat.. Cute shots. Enjoy the rest of your week!

    • Hi Eileen, It has been a little cooler since we have had a lot of rain yesterday. Now, it is just sticky. Oh well, it’s Florida. Will be great Dec. – Feb. here. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

  3. The Chickadee blends in well in the shade and the Cardinal’s color is even muted there. A great place to be!

  4. My brother used to live in FL (St. Augustine). His home had lots of shade including those gorgeous oaks… If I lived in FL again, I’d want that kind of SHADE in my yard… Your songbirds probably love all of that shade.

    Pray that we get some rain tomorrow (as a cold front comes through). We are truly desperate.. I haven’t seen it this dry in a long long long time. Almost scary –and SAD.


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