In Memory by skipt07

In Memory

Two days ago I posted a photo of a female Cardinal. I took this one the same day. We had our granddaughter staying with us and she and I were watching a movie together. My wife came back and sort of whispered in my ear, "Did you hear the two thumps?" I told her, "No" and she said a male and female Cardinal flew into the window of our laundry room. I looked out the dining room window and could see them both. She wasn't moving but he was a little. They were laying side by side head to tail. I got my coat on and went out. By then he managed to turned himself so that they were head to head and they were both dead. We both felt terrible. You try to keep them healthy through the winter months by putting out seed and this happens. I don't know if the two I photographed were the ones since we had 7 or 8 pairs of Cardinals at our feeder.
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beautiful shot in the falling snow. Matches so well with the female you posted. What a shame about the two cardinals crashing - we've had the same problem but usually with the smaller birds. Found another under the window today - we've tried several things, but still they hit the windows.
February 12th, 2017  
This is beautiful
February 12th, 2017  
@milaniet - One thing that my wife read was that you should keep feeders 10 or more feet away from any window to reduce the chance of them flying into it. But I guess that isn't a sure thing.
February 12th, 2017  
Oh no... that's so sad. what a beautiful bird!!
February 12th, 2017  
I think when the light is right, they only see reflection from the window and think its somewhere to fly! Mostly they don't die of a broken neck but of cardiac failure and there is nothing you can do about it! Gorgeous picture of this one in the snow! fav
February 12th, 2017  
Such a gorgeous bird and shot...So sorry to hear about window incident. That has happened at my house and makes you feel awful.
February 12th, 2017  
Stunning picture and such a sad outcome.
February 12th, 2017  
:( But this is beautiful. Classic!
February 12th, 2017  
What a beautiful tribute to the two cardinals. This looks like a Christmas card!
February 12th, 2017  
Heartbreaking story. Fabulous shot of this male in the snow.
February 12th, 2017  
Poor souls, wonderful pic
February 12th, 2017  
Such a beautiful photo. I'm so sorry you lost two. :-(
February 12th, 2017  
ahwww... they are lovely birds.
February 12th, 2017  
Breaks my heart to think of a pair of these beautiful birds dying. What a gorgeous photo you captured of this handsome fellow.
February 12th, 2017  
Such a sad sad story to read. It's a poignant image and honors the pair well. But it's quite heartbreaking.
February 12th, 2017  
Oh how awful you must have felt! I have so enjoyed your shots of them. I hope you found a good spot yo bury them side by side
February 12th, 2017  
Oh dear how sad.
February 12th, 2017  
Poor little bird Fav
February 12th, 2017  
Ooow ! such a sad tale , but a beautiful capture of this little beauty
February 12th, 2017  
Wonderful capture but sad story :) fav
February 12th, 2017  
So sad to read this!! A robin flew into our window yesterday but thankfully was ok. This is a beautiful tribute!! Fav!
February 12th, 2017  
Great photo but a sad story to go with it
February 12th, 2017  
Oooh!!! Lovely little bird!!! So great red and so great dof, my friend!!! Happy Sunday!!!
February 12th, 2017  
A beautiful shot,but a very sad story.FAV!!
February 12th, 2017  
Lovely shot, so sad to have two lives lost.
February 12th, 2017  
a really lovely tribute, but the accident must have been distressing for you.
February 12th, 2017  
Beautiful
February 12th, 2017  
Beautiful shot FAV! - so sad about the two cardinals.
February 12th, 2017  
Fabulous capture...Fav
February 12th, 2017  
Oh my what a sad story.....................This is an awesome shot of the cardinal with the falling snow!
February 12th, 2017  
What a shame, but a great shot
February 12th, 2017  
poor birds but what a gorgeous colorful photo
February 12th, 2017  
Such a gorgeous shot but how sad xx
February 12th, 2017  
very cool.. fav
February 12th, 2017  
How sad ☹️ Fantastic picture though. Sharp, detailed, just gorgeous. Fav.
February 12th, 2017  
how very sad. I know a little of how you reel. I remember years ago we fed the birds - most of them quite large, and one day we got home and an enormous carpet python was on the bird feeding table with an enormous lump in his tummy....we felt dreadful for having set up his smorgasbord. your photo is so beautiful
February 12th, 2017  
Beautiful shot, terrible tragic story :( Have you put stickers on the window?
February 13th, 2017  
@hrs - Wow I think your sad story tops mine. No snakes that big live around here, thank goodness!
February 13th, 2017  
@teiko - We have tried suncatchers.
February 13th, 2017  
Amazing bird and shot Skip...Fav
February 14th, 2017  
such a sad story ___gorgeous cardinal, gorgeous shot ... FAV
February 14th, 2017  
Such a gorgeous bird. This may seem a bit macabre, but did you take a photo of the two deceased birds together? It just sounds so symbolically beautiful.
February 16th, 2017  
just found this on the tt - amazing shot, though a sad story
February 18th, 2017  
@ludwigsdiana - We did feel bad. I buried them side by side underneath a lilac bush that they would frequent when waiting their turn at the feeder. Every Spring when the lilacs are in bloom it will make us think of these two beautiful birds.
February 18th, 2017  
So beautiful! Fav.
February 18th, 2017  
Beautiful picture. I too would have been saddened by the two "thumps."
March 2nd, 2017  
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