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Old Aug 8, 2006, 10:11 PM   #1
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Old Aug 8, 2006, 10:52 PM   #2
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Nice shot, but sometimes nature doesn't help.
My kids say: "that's a pretty bad looking bird, dad !!":lol:

I think it needs a bit of sharpening and the bird's color, very similar to the background color, doesn't help much, so the bird doesn't stand out like it should.
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Old Aug 8, 2006, 10:58 PM   #3
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I agree that it is a bad looking bird, but I believe all the cardinals around here are in a molting state, where they are sheding a lot of their old feathers and growing new ones. Most of them look like this right now.



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Old Aug 8, 2006, 11:21 PM   #4
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I believe that BIRD needs a feather transplant. Give him your card and ask him to come back when he is looking good.

Nice photo - Ugly bird.
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Old Aug 8, 2006, 11:45 PM   #5
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Thanks Roger, I think that is what Mother Nature is doing. I posted a Cardinal photo about a month ago of a Male Cardinal that looked absolutely diseased. Someone stated that they read some where that they molt. I looked it up and sure enough that is what is going on. They are molting. A few are looking more normal.
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Old Aug 9, 2006, 1:29 AM   #6
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Nice shot, but she won't win any beauty contest will she. I live about 150 miles east of Dallas and the cardinals are in their full glory now. Strange what a difference a few hundred miles can make.

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Shame on all of you!.......There is no such thing as an ugly bird.

At least there is nothing that a good brew can't fix

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I can relate to this poor critter. I have plenty of bad hair days myself. My husband probably wishes I would molt sometimes!
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Old Aug 9, 2006, 9:15 PM   #9
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Thanks to all of you. Like Bootneck3, I think all birds are beautiful. I put out a lot of bird food, in winter, I have reached 50# in barely over a week. Right now, it is mostly Cardinals and Sparrows at the feeders.

LadyHawk, when I don't get a regular haircut, I too have bad hair days, and it really shows with this old grey hair.:lol:
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Old Aug 9, 2006, 10:39 PM   #10
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Sorry guys, but I have to disagree.
That's one ugly bird.

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