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Posted: 2/13/2021 1:16:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2021 1:16:43 PM EDT by BadPenny]








Link Posted: 2/13/2021 1:23:09 PM EDT
That's awesome!! I been wanting to see one in the wild here but have not yet.
Link Posted: 2/13/2021 1:43:33 PM EDT
It is super cool. This one has been hanging around the house for the last several weeks. This time I was able to ninja up on him and get a few pics.

Now if only I could ninja up on the woodpecker and get a few shots...with my bb gun lol
Link Posted: 2/13/2021 2:04:22 PM EDT
Very cool. I see a few in the desert during the Archery and HAM pig hunts every year.
Link Posted: 2/13/2021 4:17:51 PM EDT
The female is also hanging around but she is camera shy.
Link Posted: 2/13/2021 5:14:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BadPenny:
The female is also hanging around but she is camera shy.
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Just tell her it's for Instagram or Tik Tok, works for most other females.
Link Posted: 2/13/2021 5:17:43 PM EDT
I had a couple hanging around my deer camp in December.  They kept trying to fight their reflections on my truck windows.  They also shit all over my camping gear.
Link Posted: 2/13/2021 9:57:55 PM EDT
While the males are very pretty, they are also one of the dumbest birds in the desert.
Link Posted: 2/13/2021 10:20:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dark_Rider:

Just tell her it's for Instagram or Tik Tok, works for most other females.
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Link Posted: 2/14/2021 12:40:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2021 12:41:23 AM EDT by AT-ST83]
They must be making a comeback...You are the 5th person this month to tell be they saw a cardinal recently.  I'm an AZ Native, and I can't remember ever seeing one IRL...I'll have to keep an eye out.  My neighborhood (NE Mesa, Las Sendas) is besieged by wild parrots...those fuckers borrow into stucco of you don't watch them.
Link Posted: 2/14/2021 8:54:23 AM EDT
Had two females outside my office window yesterday.  Cat saw them scratching in the dirt and was overwhelmed with the desire to make friends with them.  

Sadly the birds stayed outside and the cats never leave the house so no mutually beneficial meeting occurred.
Link Posted: 2/14/2021 12:43:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AT-ST83:
They must be making a comeback...You are the 5th person this month to tell be they saw a cardinal recently.  I'm an AZ Native, and I can't remember ever seeing one IRL...I'll have to keep an eye out.  My neighborhood (NE Mesa, Las Sendas) is besieged by wild parrots...those fuckers borrow into stucco of you don't watch them.
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Cardinals have been in the desert for years, but do agree you don't see them often in the city.

The wild parrots you talk about are not really parrots, but love birds that came from people releasing them because they make noisy and lousy pets.
And you do need to watch that they don't make a nest on your property, because once they like a place, they are hard to get rid of.
Link Posted: 2/15/2021 8:06:35 AM EDT
When I lived in Gold Canyon, I saw them literally all the time in the trees at my house.  

Was out at Boyce Thompson Arboretum last weekend, and saw a male and female.
The wife got video of the male singing.  
Link Posted: 2/15/2021 5:30:33 PM EDT
There are a couple yellow males that visit the house once in awhile. Reds aren't terribly uncommon.
Link Posted: 2/15/2021 11:04:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AT-ST83:
They must be making a comeback...You are the 5th person this month to tell be they saw a cardinal recently.  I'm an AZ Native, and I can't remember ever seeing one IRL...I'll have to keep an eye out.  My neighborhood (NE Mesa, Las Sendas) is besieged by wild parrots...those fuckers borrow into stucco of you don't watch them.
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We had a pair of those phuck birds here at our place.  The wife finally caught them and the feline furbaby got a great lunch.  People need to quit turning shit loose.
Link Posted: 2/16/2021 11:35:44 AM EDT
In all the years I lived in the valley, only seen a few, with all of them in flight. Never had a chance to get a pic. Very cool, OP!

Link Posted: 2/16/2021 1:37:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By azjogol:
In all the years I lived in the valley, only seen a few, with all of them in flight. Never had a chance to get a pic. Very cool, OP!

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My ninja skills were definitely maxed out getting those pics lol

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