Kissing Cardinals

A pair of Cardinals have been nesting and playing in our backyard, generously displaying pecks of affection:

The Spiderman Kiss…

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“Lionel, never mind that Spiderman stuff — there’s still work to do!”

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The “Okay-Let’s-Get-Back-to-Work” Post Kiss work positions…

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“Okay, Honey; will this gem of a blade of grass help?”

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“Really, Lionel? I’m working off my tail feathers in here and you bring me that! Oh, well, bring it in. Hubby, what I really want is plastic in here for water-proofing…”

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“All right, dear. We’ll find some after a snack. The lunch break “Here-Honey-Have-A-Seed” Kiss…

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“Ohhh…! This plastic is so hard to hang onto!”

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“Ohhh, LI-o-Nel!!!”  Plasticized!

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“Are you playing hide and seek, Honey?” asks the Last Kiss of the Day Seeker. “Come out! It’s enough work for one day…”

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A Rescue-and-Thank-You Kiss…

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“It looks solid, Honey.”

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“It feels comfortable, Lionel. I think our egglets will lie safely.”

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Before parting, pillow talk following an After-Glow Kiss…

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Settling in… “Goodnight, Lionel.”

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“Goodnight, Honey…” Time to leave her alone, now (Lionel knows), and to wait in the Tree Corridor, and to keep watch…

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Fledglings to follow soon!

(Also see http://www.myspecialphotos.wordpress.com — (“Our Cardinal Pair”)

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LionAroundWriting
    May 20, 2016 @ 00:12:19

    Beautiful birds, fun dialogue ☺

    Reply

  2. D. Wallace Peach
    May 25, 2016 @ 02:36:07

    Such pretty birds. When I lived in Vermont they liked to look at themselves in the sideview mirrors of my car and what a mess! But so pretty…and busy!

    Reply

  3. knittingwithheart
    May 25, 2016 @ 19:31:48

    LoL … fun sweetie tweetie talk 🙂 ♥ ❤

    Reply

    • bahelberg1
      May 25, 2016 @ 20:45:13

      Hi, kwh…Appreciate your visit and getting into the swing of Nature humor. These nesting Cardinals got all kinds of conversations going in my animal head this Spring! They were a delight to watch.

      Reply

  4. dou dou
    Jun 17, 2016 @ 01:07:56

    Haha I saw my Cardinals kiss yesterday, it was so cute! Of course I don’t have a photo of it.

    Reply

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