Life Outside the Window


I still remember the first time I spotted one of these super-cute little birds, hopping on the branches of a tree, a bit too far. I was excited and ran off to get my camera! Of course, these birds were a new sight to me; there are no Northern Cardinals in Sri Lanka or UK. Since then I’ve been looking out of the same window, my eyes searching for them..

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A closer look:

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I now see them quite frequently. Yes we see what we want to see!The Cardinals add a bit more life,a bit more soul, and a bit more energy into my mornings, each time I see them.

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“Instructions for life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”
-Mary Oliverย 

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6 thoughts on “Life Outside the Window

  1. Yes, they are pretty hard to capture. They usually show up only for a minute or two for me. Very attractive birds. I have some pictures of the female cardinals too, didn’t come as good!

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  2. We have several pairs of Northern Cardinals that visit our feeders and even though they are regular visitors, they are extremely wary and it’s hard to get a good shot. But I love their red color contrasted against the stark background of the bare limbs.

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