November 2015 Release in Review & Contest

The November release has been full of some gorgeous new products and we hope the projects from the team have been beyond inspiring!  I've picked out favorites of my own, from each of the design team members, to share with you today!  Click the link next to each team member's name to see more details about the project shown here, as well as the rest of her projects from this release!  And be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post… won't want to miss out on this month's release in review CONTEST!!!

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  • 1
    Isabel Z says:

    Don’t laugh but I don’t have a favorite because I am terrified of birds. Don’t know why but when one is close, I panic. I’d rather hold a snake or a tarantula.

  • 2
    Cyndie says:

    I was going to say hummingbird because they are so cute, but then they are so aggressive to each other around the feeder that I changed my mind. I’m going to say mockingbird, because they have such a pretty song.

  • 3
    Darlene Placito says:

    The chickadee. They are so darn cute!

  • 4
    Kelly Keegan says:

    My favorite is the Cardinal. Love the bright red.

  • 5
    Sandye Curry says:

    I love the cardinal. That bright color makes them easy to spot and a joy to watch.

  • 6
    Kathy W says:

    My favorite bird is the great blue heron. It is such a thrill to come across one; majestic wing span, so serene standing quietly in the water.

  • 7
    GayleWI says:

    I love owls but I raise emus and peacocks. My favorite songbird is the bluebird. Its really hard to pick a favorite!

  • 8
    Luray says:

    Hummingbird–I just love watching the feeder for those tiny birds.

  • 9
    Sandy Kay says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. I love red, and they are so vibrant against the pine trees and the snow out my back window in the winter.

  • 10
    Terry Maston says:

    My favorite bird would be the Blue Jay. Love the pretty blue!

  • 11
    Victoria h says:

    Robins- love the pop of red and their small size

  • 12
    Teresa Carvalho says:

    My favorite bird is the eagle. I just think they are so amazing…

  • 13

    My favourite bird in the wild are cardinals. Lucky enough to observe them close up, there are not only beautiful and have a vocal call, but wonderful parents! They are tireless when feeding their young! Such dedicated parents. I can’t wait to get your new birds layering set…such great details!

  • 14
    Kate says:

    For me, the cardinal wins and being out West I miss seeing them on a regular basis. But, I watch for them when I have the chance to visit relatives. They are simply beautiful.

  • 15
    Pat H says:

    I think the little tufted titmouse is so cute with his little spike ‘hairdo’, and I also love watching the hummingbirds at my feeder.

  • 16
    sandra edwards says:

    As I love Christmas it has to be the robin, so festive and pretty.

  • 17
    Genevieve says:

    I would say the chicken and the roosters for the songs they sing and the lovely eggs we eat πŸ™‚

  • 18
    carab says:

    I’m from St Louis so I have to say Cardinals!

  • 19
    Allison T. says:

    I am such a fan of cardinals — I have been collecting Cardinal and other red bird ornaments for years! I have enough to fill a small Christmas tree each year! I love to see the bright red pop against the evergreen! So cheerful in winter!

  • 20
    Tracey says:

    My favorite bird is the blue jay because they are not super common in these parts. When I see one it really gets my attention and makes me pause for a second to appreciate all of God’s wonderful creation.

  • 21
    Barb Kirkwood says:

    Cardinals! Because I live in St Louis its our famous baseball team which I love and also I love their rich red color.

  • 22
    Annie says:

    My favorite bird is the eagle because it represents freedom.

  • 23
    Holly Saveur says:

    LOVE so many birds..have many in my garden and they are all so dear to me…also have had hens for about 25 years..they are so cute and fun to have around….
    Well from the wild species..maybe the the talks they have..they always take a bath in my bird bath and come so close to me…love the colors and size..also love the turtle doves..they come close by too and are so sweet and soft in their approach ..

  • 24
    Marcie Rhys says:

    My adorable little (24 year old) cockatiel. He’s the one I know and love the very best at the moment.

  • 25
    Janet S. says:

    My favourite bird is the Blue Jay. There are a few that visit my in-laws each year at Christmas and they are a beautiful splash of colour against the snow.

  • 26

    It’s so difficult to choose. The cardinal is one of my favorites. I love it’s bright red color, especially in the winter..against the snow!

  • 27
    sano says:

    My favorite bird is a Cedar Waxwing because I raised and released one as a teen. They are so fun! And beautiful!

  • 28
    Penelope Tucker says:

    I love all finches. They are such happy creatures, and their songs and chirps really make my heart smile.

  • 29
    DebbyH says:

    Western Spinebill (Western Australian bird) because it is so beautiful, but also small and tough.

  • 30
    Sharron A. says:

    My favorite bird is the Cardinal. My mother used to sit on the patio and whistle back and forth to a cardinal that would perch on a tree nearby. Now that she has passed, when ever I see a cardinal I think of her and feel her with me.

  • 31
    Colleen B. says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal because of its vibrant color.

  • 32
    Dee says:

    For me it would have to be the Western Meadowlark, not only is it our state bird but I love the song it sings when it chirps!

  • 33
    Cindy O says:

    My favorite is the cardinal. Beautiful colors, both male and female, and I love their songs, too.

  • 34
    Kathy W says:

    I love the redwing blackbird, both because of the flash of color on its wing, and because of the liquid sound of its call…we don’t have them in our local area, so of the local birds I see, I like the hawk best (even though they prey on smaller birds) because they are so magnificent in flight…

  • 35
    Amanda says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. It was my grandmother’s favorite and the first bird I could identify on site so it’s always been a little special to me.

  • 36
    Sharon W says:

    Can’t say I have a favorite because I really don’t know the names of most, but I do have lots of little finches and hummingbirds in my yard…so fun to watch!

  • 37
    Keri says:

    My favorite bird is the house finch. They are friendly little birds. We had a pair lay eggs and raise their young in our potted geraniums three years in a row. They would fly up onto our neighbor’s roof when I’d go out to carefully water the flowers and then come right back. They also sing a pretty song.

  • 38
    Polly Lemire says:

    I’m also from St. Louis, where we all love our Cardinals– the bird and the baseball team!

  • 39
    Christine R says:

    My favorite bird is the hummingbird. They are so colorful and so amazing to watch as they flit around.

  • 40
    Amy Smith says:

    Wow, way to pick a tough question! After some consideration, I’m going to say the Carolina wren, SC’s state bird. I grew up there, and it’s a sweet little brown bird with a sweet song.

  • 41
    sallie says:

    Ruby-throated hummingbird. They are so tiny and fast, I always get excited when I spot one among my flowers. Small, but mighty.

  • 42
    hlfieljx says:

    my favorite bird is the sparrow, because it reminds me( especially on those days i might feel especially small and unheard and unimportant) that My God is always beside me, and I matter as much as the most lavish loud important people to him.

  • 43
    Margaret Flynn says:

    My favorite is the Cardinal. My mother always fed them year round. Whenever my sister or myself sees one, we say Mother has come down from heaven to say hi. The cardinal is just a sweet reminder of her.

  • 44
    adele says:

    Ooh, hard to pick a favorite! Perhaps just the common house sparrow because they always seems so cheerful hopping around scavenging for dropped crumbs. Or for just plain cool, the roseate spoonbill that we see once in a great while in South Florida.

  • 45
    Jan G says:

    My favorite bird is a hummingbird. I love the beautiful colors and gracefulness and we sit and watch them in our backyard and it allows me to wash away the troubles of the world.

  • 46
    D.Ann C says:

    Toucans! Not only for the wide variety of gorgeous colored and shaped beaks, but because I got to know some when I lived in S America and they were quite friendly!
    A close second is my childhood fav: the Pelican… his beak can hold more than his belly can!

  • 47
    Angie V says:

    I would have to say I really like to watch the pileated woodpeckers that visit my home now and then.They are so big and pretty.

  • 48
    Karen King says:

    My favorite bird is the chickadee. In my house it’s known as the cheeseburger bird because it’s call sounds like it’s saying cheeeeeseburger! When my boys were little they loved to hear it and say they wanted a cheeseburger too!

  • 49
    Judyt says:

    My favourite birds are the cardinals. Every evening around dinner time we have a male and female show up to our feeder for supper. There are always 2 together and they are just beautiful.

  • 50
    Richard says:

    I love a Bluebird! The joyous colors, and the fact they are rarely seen in my part of the world, make my heart sing when I catch a glimpse of one!

  • 51
    lisa808 says:

    I don’t really have a favorite bird species. If I had to pick, I would say a seagull as I love the ocean.

  • 52
    Amy R says:

    I love Goldfinches. They’re so tiny and beautiful!

  • 53
    Allison says:

    I love the delicate humming bird. Their quickness has an elegance to it.

  • 54
    Amy McCue says:

    I love cardinals. They are so bright and cheerful in the middle of winter.

  • 55
    Terri (Blindstamper) says:

    The cardinal because it’s the state bird and it’s so bright and easy to spot.

  • 56
    DGolly says:

    My favorite is the cardinal. It is such a bright spot when the weather is bleak and snowy. It’s pop of color just lifts your spirit.

  • 57
    Deborah Rose says:

    I love cardinals and blue jays because of their beautiful colors.

  • 58

    Diffinatey the cardinal, for his beautiful red color and distinctive call. Love to see the flying around the yard reminding me of a loved one who is no longer with us.

  • 59
    Lisa m says:

    I love the cardinal, such a pretty color in the wintertime

  • 60
    Erin Bigler says:

    Blue Jay…my feeder is flooded with them all year long!

  • 61
    Chris Cross says:

    I love Cardinals! They are so beautiful!

  • 62
    Marcie Bolka says:

    My favorite bird is a cardinal. My grandmother always used to point them out to me when I was a kid and now when I see one they make me think of her.

  • 63
    Vickie D says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. I love trying to capture pictures of them in the snow during the winter months.

  • 64
    Marjorie Henseler says:

    I love hummingbirds. I’m fascinated by how small they are, how fast their wings move, and watching them fly around our feeders.

  • 65
    Nancy Penir says:

    Is a chicken considered a bird? Raise them for their eggs, and love them. Easily trained, and happy just to be fed, they are such a happy addition to our animal family. Nothing like fresh farm eggs from hens!

  • 66
    CandyW says:

    Wow! That’s a hard one. I love watching the birds at my bird feeder. I guess if I had to pick a favorite, it would be the cardinal – love the pop of color, especially if there is a whole flock of them.

  • 67
    doreen says:

    …crows…they are beautiful creatures and highly intelligent…

  • 68
    Carolanne says:

    Eastern Bluebirds. The male especially has beautiful almost electric blue feathers. We have a little birdhouse my husband built that they nest in. While the female is on the nest, the male gets food, brings it back, and feeds her. Very sweet!

  • 69
    Lady Gray says:

    Cardinals because whenever you see one they are so striking.

  • 70 says:

    My favorite bird is the bald eagle – love their majesty!


  • 71
    Jill Norwood says:

    First thanks for another incredible release!!! I have a hard time saying what my very favorite bird is because I love so many! In my childhood in Illinois though it was the cardinal. The bright red of its feathers always fascinated me and one nested in our pine tree outside our kitchen window and I could see it every morning at breakfast! They are so very beautiful! Now my favorite is probably the hummingbirds that visit my garden throughout the year here in the Pacific NW! They are so fun to watch! But I am also blessed to see blue heron and bald eagles on my walks near the lake by my home and their majesty takes my breath away!

  • 72
    Sherah says:

    Cardinal. Because of the bright color of the males, it’s so pretty against a background of white snow & greenery. And also because it is the mascot of my girls school. Go CARDS! πŸ™‚

  • 73
    Leah says:

    I love hummingbirds!

  • 74
    Linda Wickett says:

    Crows! They are so smart. Google “smart crows” and you will get MANY articles and YouTube videos. I think they are right behind apes in intelligence.

  • 75
    Evan says:

    Cardinals because it’s our state bird and I love to see the red flashing through the air.

  • 76
    Gerdine says:

    I love the sparrow, small, cute and always lovely watching them in a group!

  • 77
    Leah says:

    Because they can hover in midair and also fly backwards.

  • 78
    Sandy S. says:

    Oh, I like so many kinds of birds, but one of my favorites is the cute little chickadee.

  • 79
    Karen L says:

    My favorite bird species is the cardinal because it is the KY state bird.

  • 80
    Tracey S says:

    It’s a toss up between bluebirds because of their beautiful color and owls because I love their wise eyes.

  • 81
    Margaret Fitzke says:

    Probably the Bob White, because of the sound they make.

  • 82
    kathy andrew says:

    My favorite bird is the robin. Each year I watch them build their nests, and then have their babies.

  • 83
    ScrappySue says:

    My favorite bird is the Cardinal. What a beautiful red sight sitting in a snow covered pine tree in the winter!

  • 84

    I adore owls! I am drawn to them for some reason!

  • 85
    Lea Ann H. says:

    Bald eagles take my breath away. Watching them soar, build nests, and fish in the local rivers never gets old for me. Such majestic creatures!

  • 86
    Dragica W. says:

    My favorite bird is blue tit. We have some in our garden. They are soooo cute!

  • 87
    Tina B. says:

    My favorite bird is the beautiful Cardinal. The striking, bright color reminds me of my deceased granddaughter and dad. It brings me joy to see the bird and remember my loved ones lost.

  • 88
    carol says:

    It’s between a cardinal and a robin.
    Love the bright red of the cardinal against the white snow, while the robin signals spring is near when it first appears.

  • 89
    Ann Merry says:

    My favorite bird would have to be the cardinal! I enjoy their beauty against the snow, and they are such a powerful burst of color against a sometimes bitter landscape.

  • 90
    Kris says:

    It may seem odd, but I love pheasants, especially in their natural habitat.

  • 91
    Mary Lee says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. Every time I see that flash of red it makes me more cheerful!

  • 92
    Andrene says:

    In the US its the cardinal because of its beautiful colors and markings. But worldwide, my all time favorite is the lilac breasted roller and once you see a picture of one you will understand why!

  • 93

    I love blue birds…not blue jays, the smaller ones. I have always loved them even as a little girl. We actually have had a family in our yard for the past 3 season. Even got to see the babies fly for the first time!!

  • 94
    Jeannine j. says:

    Cardinals, because they remind me of my grandmother, who collected them & also
    Because I love looking out my kitchen window & seeing that spot of red especially in the snow.

  • 95
    Terri E. says:

    We love mcCaws over here, the. Girls adore the bright colors.

  • 96
    Bev T says:

    Quails are my favorite.

  • 97
    Cheryl N. says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. Whenever I see one I feel like it is a special gift from heaven.

  • 98
    Marianne says:

    I don’t really have a favourite type of birds, but the first one that comes to mind is the English robin (originally called ‘robin redbreast’ and called ‘roodborstje’ in Dutch). It’s the bird we associate with Christmas.

  • 99
    Jennifer Johnson says:

    My mother-in-law lives next door to us and has dozens of bird feeders and hummingbird feeders and even bird baths so we attract a lot of birds in our area. We also have a woodpecker that loves to sit and peck in an old grapefruit tree in our backyard. To pick one favorite is difficult as we have such a wonderful bird paradise with many different types.

  • 100
    Stephanie Walter says:

    I think my favorite Bird is the Red winged Blackbird – we see them alot here in Wisconsin and the contrast with the Red and black is spectacular. Love the new release

  • 101

    We feed the birds all winter long so it’s hard to choose a favorite as we have such a variety that visit. I love watching them all. Favorites?
    Downy Woodpecker, Cardinals, Blue Jays and more!

  • 102
    Linda N says:

    Here in Colorado, we don’t get too many bright and colorful birds, so I always notice when there is a Blue Jay around. I do enjoy the songs of the Chickadee though.


  • 103
    Kathy says:

    Love birds… all kinds! Tricky, because I have so many favorites… but probably the cardinal for feeder birds and the great blue heron for all time favorite! I could make either work with that new die….

  • 104
    Karen says:

    My favorite bird species is the Red Robin because both my Mom and Granny loved it.

  • 105
    Lynn Hardy says:

    My favourite birds are Blue Tits. They nest in a box in our back garden every year and we love to watch the parents flying in and out frantically, trying to feed their chicks.

  • 106
    Cara T says:

    I have to say that my favorite bird is a toss up between the Red Robin and the Blue Jay. Both are just so beautiful and have gorgeous coloring. It is hard to pick between the two but I think I might lean more toward the Blue Jay, if I had to pick just one that is lol.

  • 107

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. When I begin seeing these red birds, it’s a sign that the Christmas season is beginning.

  • 108
    Marcia Hill says:

    It’s a toss up between Hummingbirds and Chickadee’s…they are both SO much fun to watch! :0)

  • 109

    We live in the middle of our Two Acre Wood and have many feeders for the birds who visit us. One little guy in particular, we call the ‘swing set’ bird, as his little call sounds just like a swing that may need a little oil – oh, and his song? sounds just like his name: chickadee – dee – dee! So happy to see you’ve honored him this release!

  • 110
    Betty H. says:

    The Chickadee is my favorite bird. They’re just so cute they make me smile.

  • 111
    Michele says:

    We live in the middle of our Two Acre Wood and have many feeders for the birds who visit us. One little guy in particular, we call the ‘swing set’ bird, as his little song sounds just like a swing that may need a little oil – oh, and his call? sounds just like his name: chickadee – dee – dee! So happy to see you’ve honored him this release!

  • 112
    Kay F says:

    My favorite bird card is Amy Sheffer’s winter scene/sympathy card. A dear friend passed away. His love for birds was expressed in the many birdhouse a he placed in his wooded backyard. Amy’s card made me think of his yard in the winter. It touches a place in my heart.

  • 113
    Renae C. says:

    I love to watch all the birds that come to our feeders. I especially enjoy the antics of the hummingbirds as they chase each other around.

  • 114
    Janet S says:

    Hummingbird. I love watching them around my feeders. When we lived in California, they were everywhere. I can’t get enough of them!

  • 115
    Kristina says:

    I love colorful birds. I’ve always wanted lots of trees so I could sit and watch the different birds, but I haven’t had that happen yet. Maybe one day! Love your bird stamps, though.

  • 116
    maryrose says:

    Just one bird? Hmm. Maybe the robin? It’s the state bird of Michigan, which is where I’m from, and it’s a lovely harbinger of spring.

  • 117
    Birgit says:

    The sweet little Goldfinch is my favorite bird. First I love the males bright yellow color. Like a little ball of sunshine that bounce when they fly. What a fabulous release this month!!

  • 118
    Luanne Ford says:

    I love the cardinal. It is so gorgeous when you spot it in the snow! Bluejays are pretty too, but can be a little nasty!

  • 119
    Linda says:

    Years ago I looked out the window and gasped as there were six cardinals tucked among the snow covered branches. Red among the white – a visual sight I will never forget.

  • 120
    Kathy V says:

    Goldfinch! We enjoy watching them being ever so busy eating, bathing and fighting!

  • 121
    LindaM says:

    I really like any colorful bird, but my favorite is the humming bird. We feed them off I deck and they are so fun to watch.

  • 122
    April Z. says:

    I really like bald eagles because they are so majestic.

  • 123
    Cindy Small says:

    I have two favorite birds. The first is the owl. They just look so amazing and wise while sitting in a tree. The second is a woodpecker. I always enjoy hearing them pecking at a tree and try to locate their location. Thanks for a great release. You never disappoint!!!

  • 124
    Silke Ledlow says:

    Mine would be a white dove…it symbolizes love and peace!

  • 125
    Kelly says:

    My favorite is chickadees they remind me of winters back home watching them through the kitchen window on our bird feeder.

  • 126
    jan mwtcalf says:

    Yellow Finch, small in size, not too aggressive and so pretty!

  • 127
    Cindy T says:

    My favorite bird is large is the Eagle as it represents Freedom. My favorite small bird is the cardinal. I love it beautiful red color.

  • 128
    Marci Snee says:

    I love the dove. It just reminds me of my grandmother. She used to sit and listen to them in the mornings on her back porch. She would always say they were in love and reciting poetry to each other.

  • 129
    Cmbalo says:

    My favorite bird is the hummingbird, I love to watch the at our feeder.

  • 130
    Pam D says:

    My favorite is the Eastern Bluebird.

  • 131
    Meg C says:

    I’d have to say cardinals since they remind me of my grandmother. She loved bird watching and was find of cardinals and Canadian geese.

  • 132
    Sherrie M. says:

    Birds scare me honestly even little sparrows so my favorite bird is a flamingo….colorful and fun.

  • 133
    SueB says:

    I love Cardinals. When I was a little girl my mom made red felt cardinals for our Christmas tree…I loved them. They were beaded felt…might explain my love of making Erin’s stitching and beading designs!

  • 134
    chel says:

    We have a Caique (named Winnie) and we adore her, so I will definitely say Caique πŸ™‚

  • 135
    Deborah Wilson says:

    The cardinal is my favorite bird. They are said to represent a loved one visiting from Heaven. I lost my dad a year ago and think about this each time I see a cardinal.

  • 136
    Pat A says:

    The chickadees are my favorites. They gather at our feeder every day and are so entertaining to watch. And I love their coloring, that I will try to recreate on paper!

  • 137
    Barbara Ann Cowan says:

    My favorite bird is the robin – the true start of spring is when the robins appear in WI.

  • 138
    Patricia F. says:

    We have many bird feeders around our rural property. We see finches to cardinals, to woodpeckers to blue jays, to doves to robins, to hummingbirds, etc. I love them all but my favorite by far is the elusive bluebird! Their coloring is magical! Just like in Cinderella! You just can’t believe a “blue” like that exits! You don’t see them as often as the others, but when you do it is magical!

  • 139
    ljhart says:

    Cardinals. They always add such a brightness to the dreary winter colors.

  • 140
    Victoria Nelson says:

    I don’t think I know very many species of birds, but the one I know for sure is the Blue Jay. I’ve seen a Blue Jay lurking around my yard the last month or so. His visits don’t last very long, but they are long enough for me to appreciate his beautiful blue feathers as he perches on a tree limb.

  • 141
    Donna Phelan says:

    Red Cardinals, so handsome, so regal…..they are a sign from Heaven….let’s me know my Dad is close or getting me to notice something important in my life I might have not noticed! <3 Plus they look fabulous on a bed of real life OR on a card! πŸ˜‰

  • 142
    connie fisher says:

    I love chickadees…..I have a pair that come and nest every year in the birdhouse my Dad made for me. I also love the beautiful bluebirds that nest in the birdhouse my Dad made for my sister.

  • 143
    cindy says:

    I love all b irds, but my favorite is the hummingbird. We have a feeder on our deck and I love to watch them fight over it!

  • 144
    Teresa F. says:

    The cardinal! Love to watch them make a splash of color during the fall and winter months when the trees are bare.

  • 145
    Miriam Prantner says:

    I’m not sure. I’m not a huge bird fan, probably a robin, though.

  • 146
    Jen T says:

    Cardinal! We don’t have them here but I love that they are easy to spot and have a lovely song.

  • 147
    see mary stamp says:

    Being an Illinois native, born and raised, I would have to say the Cardinal, although on occasion we’ve had mourning doves nesting near our house and I do love listening to them. Wonderful release. I’m so excited about many of the new products this month.

  • 148
    Bette Manning says:

    I like the cardinal…such a pretty color , when I see one, it just makes me smile!

  • 149
    Becky Brooks says:

    I’m certain I’m not alone in choosing the cardinal as my favorite. I’ve also been surprised to hear others say that one reason is the same as one of mine. My mom was a lover of the color red…dresses, shoes, purses, cars, front doors, scarves, gloves, coats. You name it, if it came in red she chose it. And, she loved birds. Cardinals in particular were her fave. We always kidded her and told her it must be because they are red. She denied that and said she loved their song. She could even whistle the song of a cardinal well enough to summon them to our back yard. She’s gone now, but every time I see a cardinal I feel like she’s making a visit. I’ve learned that other people experience this feeling when they spot a cardinal. Must be something to it.

  • 150
    Lakisha says:

    I love blue birds. Growing up they filled my neighborhood.

  • 151
    Debbie Babb says:

    My favorite is the chickadee. They are super adorable. I also love owls!

  • 152
    Dolores S says:

    I love to watch the birds in my backyard. The goldfinch are my favorite because of their beautiful singing and bright coloring.

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    Carolynn Wilson says:

    I love chickadees because they seem to like having fun! One autumn day with lots of leaves falling, I saw a chickadee “riding” a golden leaf as it drifted to the ground, and it seemed like it had a little cheering flock, urging “do it again, deedee, do it again!”

  • 154
    Lori S says:

    The humming bird. They are so beautiful and fun to watch. I love to photograph them which is not always easy.

  • 155
    Karen Armstrong says:

    My favorite birds are wrens. They are small, but they sing loudly and with all their hearts!

  • 156
    Cnixon says:

    Born in West Virginia, raised in Ohio- has to be the cardinal!

  • 157
    Connie R says:

    I love so many of the birds that come to my feeder. They just make me happy! My favorite has to be the cardinal. Something about seeing that red color in the summer or the winter just brightens my day!

  • 158
    Leigh Penner says:

    My favourite bird species is the owl. They’re just so cool!

  • 159

    Wow, I have a couple of favorites…the Cardinal because red is my favorite color…and we call them Snow Birds…I think they are Finches…love to watch how they interact with each other…funny at times.

  • 160
    Kathy DuBose says:

    I love watching all the birds but am amazed at how tiny the hummingbirds are. I wonder how they survive when we have storms and hurricanes. But they still show up after. Amazing

  • 161
    Karen says:

    I don’t know that I have a favorite bird species, now, but I remember the first birds that really interested me. I read Mr. Pudgins when I was a child. It was about a crazy babysitter who traveled by bathtub and had a pet Dodo bird. I had never heard of that type of bird, and it led me to learn about them. I’ve always been interested in homing pigeons and how they were used to carry messages during WWI.

  • 162
    Linda R. says:

    Without a doubt, the bald eagle. Once you’ve seen one in action out in the wild, it’s hard to forget… so majestic.

  • 163
    Pam Cain says:

    We have several bird feeders in our backyard and have various birds, depending on the season. My favorite are the yellow finch. Sometimes there are as many as twenty on a feeder. At first glance, they all look the same color, but then you see the various shades of yellow. Just beautiful…

  • 164
    Nancy G says:

    I love Cardinals! I love the color red it is so beautiful with the white snow!

  • 165
    lainey says:

    Another vote for the cardinal. I especially love seeing them in the snow – that bright pop of red in all that white, winter wonder. Just beautiful!

  • 166
    Terri Bills says:

    I love cardinals the best. I really can’t say why. I just know every time I see one it makes me smile. I also love when I see their mates.

  • 167
    Sandy W says:

    I just love Chickadees! I think because they look so pretty when I see pictures of them,especially winter pictures. I plan to make some Christmas tags with Chickadees this year to match some tins that I have.

  • 168

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. I have a whole family of them that has lived in my front yard for many years. An old legend says that cardinal sightings from signs departed loved ones telling us that all is well with them! Seeing one of the cardinals always makes me feel encouraged.

  • 169
    Betty Sue says:

    I love many birds. Chickadees and hummingbirds are so cute and fun to watch!!!

  • 170
    Shawn Wenrich says:

    I think the Hawk is just so amazing and I’m always thrilled every time that I have a chance to spot one.

  • 171
    Karen C says:

    My favorite bird is the hummingbird. I became fascinated with them when my grandmother would take me to her front porch to watch them. She had tons of feeders, so they would come by the dozens. We would sit for hours and watch them. Hummingbird watching was probably one of the last things she could do before she passed away from cancer. We sat her up and wheeled her very close to the window so that she could see them. Those are wonderful memories for me.

  • 172
    Linda K. says:

    I have always loved robins. I think because my grandmother loved them and they always meant spring was here. Plus how can you not love their pretty blue eggs.

  • 173
    Lori B says:

    We have about 4 different species of woodpeckers that come to our suet feeders. Such “personalities” these birds have! They will alert you to fill their feeders when empty-even by tapping at my window! So fun to watch these birds.

  • 174
    Jackie says:

    Hummingbirds are my absolute favorite because I am absolutely fascinated with their speed and the fact that something so small can be so territorial. They are also cute. I enjoy watching birds although I don’t know most the species I watch.

  • 175
    Richard l says:

    Although for me it is a rare sight, but i love it whenever i spot a red robin

  • 176
    Carolyn G. says:

    I love robins. They are a sign of spring and I am a warm weather person. I’m always ready to see winter go and the world wake up again.

  • 177
    Kelly says:

    My favorite bird is the robin because it signals spring!

  • 178
    Noelle says:

    My girls and I really enjoy watching the humming birds that come to visit our backyard.

  • 179

    My favorite bird is the Chickadee. We have them all year round here in Michigan. They are tenacious little creatures who share their world with us, and we are very lucky.

  • 180
    Sue D says:

    I like chickens. They are fun to watch and love their eggs.

  • 181
    S. Molinari says:

    I can’t pick a favorite…it would make the others sad. πŸ˜‰ I love them all.

  • 182
    Terri W says:

    I have to say that my favorite bird is a Hawk. They are so beautiful and majestic. I love capturing them with my camera in flight or just perching on my porch rail.

  • 183
    Laurel says:

    I’m a fan of crows. They are so mysterious and intelligent. My dad was quite fascinated with them and since his passing, every time I see one, it reminds me of him πŸ™‚

  • 184
    Cynthia Myers says:

    The cardinal, because seeing that bright pop of red when everything else is so colorless in the dead of winter brightens your day. I also like its call.

  • 185
    Deb Else says:

    I love the Cardinals, and their songs to each other as they flit around my trees. And they have such beautiful color against the winter ground or green grass.

  • 186
    Carrie_Crafts says:

    When I was a child, I always loved Blue Jays. Something about that pop of blue color among the red and brown hues of nature intrigued me. A few years ago while visiting my mother in Michigan, we were watching the birds at the feeder outside her dining room window, and we spotted the brightest blue bird I’d ever seen. It was smaller and brighter than blue jays. We both wondered what bird it was, and research showed it to be a Blue Bunting. So, now, blue buntings are my favorite bird.

  • 187
    Laraine R says:

    I don’t have a favorite bird. I just like to look at them all especially the colorful ones. Maybe it was my sisters big parrots that made me not like to get to close to birds!
    Great release!!

  • 188
    Tricia T. says:

    There was a certain little bird that I saw perched on a tombstone when we buried my mom. I don’t know what it was – I’ve never seen anything quite like it before or since – but it had a beautiful song and flew away when we were done. I think whatever that bird was is my favorite!!

  • 189
    Nancy Ward says:

    Oh this is a tough question. I have so many favorites. I have so many in my yard. I just added a bird bath this past summer and have enjoyed watching the birds have a little splash. I guess I would choose the cardinal because it is such a vibrant red in the middle of winter.

  • 190
    Melissa Sibert says:

    While I know Blue Jays are aggressive, I love their beautiful blue color. They are gorgeous.

  • 191
    Ruby says:

    The Lilac-Breasted Roller! they are GORGEOUS

  • 192
    Shirley Kedzierski says:

    My favorite bird is the Blujay. We have a few that come to our deck to get peanuts.One we call noisy jay as he always anounces his arrival. The others fly in quietly and grab their peanut and are gone. Such great entertainment for my grandkids.

  • 193
    Judith Fitzgerald says:

    The Cardinal…. Love the bright red of the male but the female is also pretty.

  • 194
    Julie Ann says:

    One of my favorites is the kingfisher. They are amazingly fast.

  • 195
    Susan says:

    I have 4 bird feeders that hang out side my window and picking my favorite is very hard. I think I love watching my hummingbirds the most because I feel like I just want one really good look at them and it is so hard beings they move so very fast! But, my 2nd is my love for the Cardinals because them mate for life and the male will feed the female some times and in an odd way I think it is cute.

  • 196
    Jessica Monte says:

    My favorite is is the Cardinal everytime I see one I know my mother in law is paying us a visit. I miss her so much we had a great relationship…

  • 197
    Hanne Lobbestael says:

    Euhm. Very very good question. I am not a bird person. Most of the species that I know are defined as ‘big’ ‘black’ or ‘loud’….

    Does it help that I like the bird in the stamp set?

  • 198
    Pam Sparks says:

    I’m going to say Robins first because it seems like I see those at the first sign of Spring but I love Cardinals…that red. πŸ˜€ Thanks for the chance to win big!!!!!

  • 199
    Karen barker says:

    Owls, their calm and wise. Like a quiet working environment, graceful in flight and silently observes. A little bit like me except for the flying and being wise.

  • 200
    Wendy G says:

    In the wild it would be hummingbirds because of all the energy they have. In captivity it would be parakeets. My mom raised them as we grew up and still has one today at 83.

  • 201

    One? You only want us to pick one? How about the Sudan black-crowned crane. So tall and stately, with a magnificent crown. And I love the bright red area around the eyes. They were a beautiful sight to see on a journey of 3000 miles through the south of Sudan.

  • 202
    Kathy A says:

    Hummingbirds, because they are so energetic

  • 203
    donna Heste says:

    I LOVE ROBIN Redbreast because It is a sign of spring.

  • 204
    Tracy M. says:

    I suppose my favorite bird is the cardinal – I don’t see them that often so their pop of red is always a pleasant surprise.

  • 205
    Michele L. says:

    I have to saw Penguins are the cutest birds. I have always been fascinated by them since I was a kid.

  • 206
    Dinorah says:

    The Eagle because it is such a powerful bird! I love all that it symbolizes about Christianity and the USA.

  • 207
    Tasha H says:

    I have two. Owls and Cardinals. They are both so beautiful and elegant.

  • 208
    Jan Pufall says:

    We have Eagles in our area. They are so majestic and fascinating to watch.i’m so glad they are no longer endangered.

  • 209
    Barbara Martin says:

    My favorite is the Kirtland’s Warbler. They are endangered and nest primarily in northern Michigan. I have been lucky to see several warblers – they have a lovely song!

  • 210
    Rebecca B. from FL says:

    I love toucans. My family went recently to an aviary where we could feed a variety of exotic birds and a toucan landed on my hand. It was so awesome!!!

  • 211
    Tracey says:

    My favorite is the cardinal. I love the vibrant red that always stands out against the landscape

  • 212
    Lee Cockrum says:

    I can’t say that I have a favorite!! I love birds so much, both parrots (we have an African Grey) and wild outdoor birds. They are so enjoyable to watch.

  • 213
    Jeni says:

    I’m going to say Robin’s because they are normally the first sign that Spring is near.

  • 214
    Irene S says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal because of its color red which is so festive for the holidays!

  • 215
    Lisa Kind says:

    Mine is the hummingbird. We have several of them that visit our hummingbird feeder at our cabin, and they are so amazing and fun to watch.

  • 216
    Ohhh Snap says:

    I love so many birds, but bluejays are right up there. Once a neighborhood cat caught a blue at my birdfeeder and ran off with me and several of the bluejays friends following behind. The birds flew faster than I can run and I see the cat being dive bombed by the other jays and it releases the one in it’s mouth and runs off. The jay that had been captured sits for a minute, shakes itself off and flies off with it’s buddies.

    I also love them because of their brilliant blue coloring, their curiosity and that they have a range of songs from squawky “hey yous” to more chirpy “hello theres”.

  • 217
    Joan K says:

    Cardinals. Love there color and some live where we live so we get to see them!

  • 218
    Debi W says:

    Love to watch all wild birds and the little yellow finches are my favorite. . For a pet it would would be a parakeet. Beautiful colors.

  • 219
    Amy s K. says:

    Hummingbird, because of watching them at our feeders, and even sitting still on a perch, so tiny, and so brightly colored.

  • 220
    Pam G says:

    I love the yellow finch. That little birdie has brightened up many a dreary day for me.

  • 221
    Pat Q says:

    I love Cardinals, especially because their red color is so vibrant.

  • 222
    Manuela says:

    I generally love almost all birds! from the local birds I especially love the beauty of the kingfisher and the cute and the trusting robin redbreast and ring-necked parakeet

  • 223
    Diane Anthony says:

    The Common Loon, Minnesota’s state bird. I love to hear their calls in the summer evenings, haunting yet peaceful at the same time!

  • 224
    Alisyn says:

    My favorite birds are doves because I love the gentle cooing sounds they make. That sound always reminds me of my childhood, listening to the doves in the orange trees in our backyard.

  • 225
    Deb H says:

    A great question. On reflection, I have many but today will choose from my list the Red Tailed Hawk. A long story but several of these birds led me to my husband of now 30 years.

  • 226
    andrea smith. says:

    I have always though Lovebirds are the most pretty birds. I love their colors & their little “smoosh” faces. So lovely!

  • 227
    Janelle says:

    Cardinals are so beautiful and vibrant. I live in Arizona so it’s fitting that Arizona Cardinals is our football team ?

  • 228
    Rita says:

    Yellow finch. Native American culture holds the finch as a bird of happiness, since they’re so brightly-colored, and their flight patterns are joyful, ebullient, a bouncy, joyful pattern of bobbing through the air in complete delight. Finches symbolize β€˜bright times ahead’ or β€˜bright days on the horizon. Also love the chickadee.

  • 229
    Pam Denner says:

    My favorite birds are the Finches. So many different kinds and they are beautiful. They come in so many different colors and up close they are amazing. My favorite would have to be the American Goldfinch. It is a beautiful yellow color. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 230
    Cary A says:

    My favorite bird is the Cardinal because on the dreary gray days of winter they add a wonderful splash of color against the dull sky.

  • 231
    annheidel says:

    It’s a toss-up between cardinals and blue jays. Cardinals are a bright spot of color in a wintry world and blue jays seem to bring a bit of the cheerful sky with them. Love the colors of both!

  • 232
    Eliza says:

    Since I am living by the sea, I love seagulls.
    They are so much fun to watch.

  • 233
    Sue S says:

    We have a hawk in the neighborhood. I love to watch it glide
    through the sky.

  • 234
    Kara Mishmash says:

    i cant decide if mine is the umbrella cockatoo (super sweet and loving birds!) or the hyacinth macaw (they’re absolutely beautiful). My dad has a couple exotic birds, including a blue & gold macaw. I’ve really come to love large birds!

  • 235
    Hannah Mize says:

    I love Great Blue Herons. We have one behind our house and they are so graceful and calm.

  • 236
    Melanie A. says:

    For this I will say the Blue Bird. I love their colors and love watching the ones around here fly around in pairs. I love watching birds in general and wish we had more variety in my yard. I have seen two different woodpeckers lately though and a Great Crested Flycatcher last year! They were fun!

  • 237
    Quyen says:

    Cardinals are my favorite. We sometimes see them from our windows and my son yells”the red bird comes”

  • 238

    I’m really drawn to goldfinches right now. We had a lot of them visit our bird feeder last spring and I have great pictures to scrapbook.

  • 239
    Janet Law says:

    Robin is my favorite, small and cute and easy to match to any pattern esp. Xmas!

  • 240
    Vicki A. says:

    I love hummingbirds and blue jays, but have to say my favorite bird is the roadrunner. We live in a desert area of Southern California and we have had a couple rattlesnakes in our yard. I am not a fan of rattlesnakes. Roadrunners hunt rattlesnakes. So, not only are the roadrunners kind of cute, they also help keep our yard safe.

  • 241
    Beth H. says:

    Hands down, my favorite are cockatoos. I’ve had my Moluccan now for 19 years and he is still my baby bird!

  • 242
    Deborah S says:

    I just love a little chubby chickadee!

  • 243

    My favorite is the Robin. They are so fearless and even hop around me when I am working with my spade in my patches. And I love the book “The Secret Garden”, so that might be a reason, too πŸ™‚

  • 244
    Cindy Hanson says:

    There is a little yellow bird with a black “hat” that bathes in my pond every spring…no idea what it is called, but it is my favorite!

  • 245
    Alesa says:

    I love the Cardinals for their red beauty & the Chickadees because they are just sweet looking.

  • 246
    ruth says:

    I love the soft sounds of the owls near our house. That would have to be my favorite.

  • 247
    Nadia K says:

    I’m fascinated by Hummingbirds. They are quick, tiny, colorful and I love they way they move from flower to flower collecting their nectar.

  • 248

    Mine is the hawk. At first I didn’t like them, but after seeing the one that hangs out in our neighborhood I realized how beautiful they are.

  • 249
    Jane C. says:

    The cardinal is my favorite. It brightens up the winter landscape and is also the state bird of Ohio.

  • 250
    Julie Webber-Collins says:

    Owls, of any size or shape. Coolest.

  • 251
    Robyn G. says:

    My favorite would have to be either the Black Capped Chickadee or the Tufted Titmouse…or the Common House Finch. I see them all commonly at the feeder outside my studio window.

  • 252
    Kathy says:

    The American Goldfinch is a favorite. I can easily see them flying in and out of the evergreens behind our home. Such a bright flash of color!

  • 253
    Tema says:

    My favorite bird is the parrot.The colors on these birds are truly nature’s work of art.And the added bonus of the way they can talk.

  • 254
    Marchelle says:

    My favorite bird is a hummingbird. I think they are gorgeous and amazing little creatures.

  • 255
    Marianne says:

    My favorite bird is the Hummingbird. I watch them out my bedroom window and think they are just beautiful.

  • 256
    margie says:

    my favorite is the Quail. They stick together as a family and way they walk and follow each other makes us smile!

  • 257
    Julia L. says:

    I pretty much love all birds. However, I do enjoy seeing the first robin of the year as that usually means spring is around the corner!

  • 258
    Becky M says:

    I love owls! They just seem so majestic and interesting!

  • 259
    Cynthia says:

    Easy question!! Robins, because we had a pair nest over our front door this past spring. We set up a camera so we could see into the nest and cheer our three little guys on from egg to fledgling!!!!

  • 260
    Clare says:

    I’d have to say robins – they’re so simple and sweet!

  • 261
    Cindy H. says:

    This is a hard question! I feed lots of beautiful birds in my backyard and watch the Decorah Eagles’ (live on UStream) nesting every year. Well, maybe I’m a bit partial to the chickadees because I’ve gotten them to eat out of my hand πŸ™‚ After years of feeding them, my backyard Cardinals are getting a bit friendlier lately and I have been able to get within about 2 feet of them once in awhile.

  • 262
    Julie Pike says:

    I have many favourites, but overall it would be the Chickadee. I love their sweet song.

  • 263
    Tammie Koehnen says:

    Ooh I’d have to say my favorite bird is hummingbird! They are so small, cute and fast!

  • 264
    Kailash says:

    I have to say my favorite is the cardinal as I’ve heard that if they visit your garden, they are reminders of lost loved ones and they are so pretty to look at too. A close second would have to be the hummingbird, they are just so precious and absolutely gorgeous little birds!!

  • 265
    Maeghan m. says:

    I just love robins the most-such vibrant colors, and I’ve been lucky enough to be able to have one fly by my house a few times! Tfs!!!

  • 266
    Suzy Girl says:

    Definitely between blue birds and hummingbirds. I get them in my yard with all my flower gardens and they are fascinating to watch.

  • 267
    Dee says:

    Favourite is Robin…so pretty with a pop of red and my Mom gets excited each time she sees one.

  • 268
    LaurieJ says:

    My favorite bird is the Cardinal. There are so many reasons why. The male’s bright red color (red – my fav) is gorgeous, but the female’s reddish brown is truly lovely. I love their little spikey crown as well. The cardinal was my grandma’s favorite, too, so when I see one, I think of her. And lastly, the cardinal is the mascot for my college alma mater!

  • 269

    My favorite is hummingbird. I love seeing them hover.

  • 270
    Julie Pike says:

    I have many favourites but overall, it would be the Chickadee. I love their sweet song.

  • 271
    Craftyfield says:

    Mmm… not something I think about a lot! I’ll chose the Hummingbird for its colours and that fascinating buzzing they do around flowers.

  • 272
    Janet Wilson says:

    Love birds in general, heave lots of birds featured around my home. The cardinal always fascinated me because of it’s vivid colour, however this year – believe it or not, I saw a purple magpie! I don’t want to bore you with all the details but suffice to say, by the end of the summer he was not as purple an his colour had faded to a dull pink tinge.

    Thank you for a fabulous release, it is going to take me all day to make up my mind – LOL

  • 273
    Lauren Yoder says:

    My favorite bird species is the oak titmouse, which to me looks like a tiny grey cardinal. They are so cute and I love watching them around my house.

  • 274
    Jackie L says:

    My love the Robin. Spring is coming and the nests they build are just incredible.

  • 275
    Sara says:

    My favorite bird would be a chickadee. They are simple but they seem like a happy bird – simple and happy! I love the sound of birds chirping in the morning!

  • 276
    Rosemary D says:

    hmmm… favorite bird…never thought about that, lol! wouldn’t say I have a favorite, but I do like the sweet little chickadee a lot… so cute!

  • 277
    Betty says:

    it would have to be the robin – i always know spring is on the way and every year i have a robin’s nest near my deck and watch it until the babies fly away

  • 278
    Emma H says:

    Robins (English). Because they look so cute and fluffy and remind me of Christmas. (Though interestingly they are vicious when fighting over territory)

  • 279
    Liliana Phillips says:

    Hummingbirds and Blue Jays are my favorite. I love to sit and watch them when I look out my window. They are beautiful.

  • 280
    Karen Hetherington says:

    I love robins because when you see them,you know spring is here.

  • 281
    Sabine says:

    I absolutely love how dainty and beautiful a hummingbird is! We don’t have them here often but I think they are stunning.

  • 282
    Diana K says:

    Definitely robins. Where I live winters are so long and so cold and robins are that first hopeful sign that winter is ending. And besides that, I love their beautiful coloring and cheerful attitude.

  • 283

    I love birds but during this time of the year my favorite is the Robin?

  • 284
    Carole says:

    My favorite bird has to be an eagle. I love watching the juveniles when they start stretching their fabulous wings in preparation to fly. And when they soar, what an incredible sight as they glide across the sky.

  • 285
    Lisa R. says:

    I would say that I like Mockingbirds best; after all, they do no harm and sing beautiful songs.

  • 286
    Ty's Mom says:

    Although I adore LOTS of varieties of our little feathered friends, black-capped chickadees are my most favorite – they are the state bird of Massachusetts and I always used to see them through my bedroom window when I was little, fluttering around in the birdbath and cheeping away, and whenever I see them now I am still reminded of home. THANK YOU for creating a set with them this month! I look forward to adding it to my cart sometime in the future.

  • 287
    Debbie P says:

    My first thought was a red cardinal. Very cute. But I think the eagle would be my favorite. Whether perched in a tree or soaring they are so majestic.

  • 288
    Leslie Scholes says:

    I love watching hummingbirds at the feeder and their colors are stunning!

  • 289
    JanetB says:

    This may be the hardest question you have asked of us! I love reading all of the answers. Thank goodness we all have different ideas and reasons for each bird. Everyday I watch and photograph the birds in my yard and neighborhood. Each season brings different birds to our feeders and birdbaths, I love them all for various reasons. We have a pair of juvenile Red-tailed Hawks nearby, so for now, Red-tailed Hawks are my favorite.

  • 290
    Mary says:

    Love those birds…hopefully new editions are planned for future releases.

  • 291
    Rachel S. says:

    My favorite bird is the peacock, their feathers are so intricate and colorful. When they span their feathers, it is colorful display with beautiful pattern

  • 292
    Suzanne A. says:

    I love the little snowy owls.

  • 293

    I am not a real fan of birds, but I like hummingbirds because they visit me is the garden without divebombing me I live barred owls and kestrels(chicken hawks) because I helped take care of injured ones and they rode (tethered) on my shoulder many, many years ago when I worked as a volunteer at a museum. But I guess I would have to say a CROW because I once said I would probably be reincarnated into a butterfly because I a so attracted to color and shiny things, and my husband quipped, so is a crow!! Crows are also very smart–as amart as chimps–and very CREATIVE; so yes, a CROW!! πŸ™‚

  • 294
    Teri W says:

    I live in a wooded area and have the pleasure of watching all sorts of birds. I love the cardinals, but my favorite is the hummingbird so very colorful

  • 295
    Meagan says:

    I know it’s silly but I’m going to have to say Flamingos. They’re pink, I just can’t resist πŸ™‚

  • 296
    Brenda Kuder says:

    My favorite bird is the Cardinal. I love looking at the pretty red birds all winter long. I love how they always show up with their mate.

  • 297
    Patti says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. We have a family of them living in the pine trees in our back yard. It’s always fun to see them coming and going.

  • 298
    Jackie says:

    I love owls, always have. They are so beautiful. We had a nest in one of our birdhouses years ago and those little owl babies were just too adorable.

  • 299
    DebiKT says:

    The bluebird (of happiness). They are so darn cute puffed up and sitting on my railing. Grant subject to watercolor… If I could only watercolor! They always bring a smile to my face. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 300
    Peege04 says:

    I love seeing the eagles soaring near my house. I think because they were endangered, it makes me appreciate them more. They are so huge and magnificent, yet they glide with grace.

  • 301
    Kay Ahlberg says:

    Birds are such beautiful creatures! My favorite is the red winged blackbird. I love the flash of scarlet and their lovely song.

  • 302

    I have always been an owl fan as evidenced by an a collection of owl stamps and owl artwork. But I would have to say nothing is more beautiful than a cardinal in a snow background!

  • 303
    Anna says:

    The Blue Jay is my first and then the Red Robin. These are my 2 most favorite colors in that order.

  • 304
    Kathryn A says:

    It’s hard to pick just one bird! I love watching the tiny hummingbirds feed during the summer, but at Christmastime, I love the red Cardinal.

  • 305
    Christine P says:

    Cardinals in my backyard are my absolute favorite! They are beautiful to behold!

  • 306
    June W says:

    Love the cedar waxwing with its regal head colors and yellow tipped tail! Just like it was dipped in yellow paint! Love to see a flock swoop into a tree to eat berries!

  • 307

    My favorite bird is the Phoebe. I love to watch them dart across my yard in the early morning and late afternoon looking for food.

  • 308
    Michele W says:

    Eagles and hawks are probably my favorite because I love the graceful way they glide through the sky.

  • 309
    Lisa Schenck says:

    I just love seeing a cardinals! They make me so happy!

  • 310
    Sue says:

    I love birds, but one of my favorites is the California scrub jay because they remind me of one of my grandfathers. When I swim in the morning the jays often do fly-overs and perch on the fence near me.

  • 311
    Liz mca says:

    Love crows! They are so smart. They are as smart as dogs and will hide food under leaves just love. Favorite song bird is the adorable chickadee

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    Iris Shubert says:

    I have a blue and gold macaw, who at this very moment is saying hello and hi max, 3 cockatiels & a sun conure. I love cardinals and chickadees too. My favorite is the cardinal I suppose. Their color is beautiful and I love to hear their sharp chirp.

  • 313
    Velvet says:

    At Christmas I love the cardinal, but living in California I’ve never seen one in real life! All year round I’m on the look out for red-tailed hawks; there’s a pair who nest near my work, so I often see them wheeling around looking for prey.

  • 314
    Tammie J. says:

    I think cardinals are beautiful, but I also like hummingbirds because they are amazing to watch!

  • 315
    Noreen says:

    I love the cardinals – they’re such a beautiful color!

  • 316
    Alice Golden says:

    The kiwi bird because they remind me of our wonderful years living in New Zealand.

  • 317
    Bobbi-Jo says:

    Cardinals are my favorite.

  • 318

    My favorite birds are the little yellow finches. I love watching them.

  • 319
    Kathie B says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. Seeing the bright red plumage on the male bird always makes me feel happy…and their unique chirp makes me smile!

  • 320
    Sheryl W says:

    The Killdeer isn’t a common bird but if you’ve ever seen one feign an injured wing to detract danger from finding it’s nest, you will fall in love. What a great instinct to protect it’s young.

  • 321
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    I love penguins , even though they are flightless birds! I love how they are so graceful when swimming, even though they are comical when walking on dry land.

  • 322
    Emily says:

    Probably blue jay. I love the multi hues of the blue and it seems like a regal type of bird.

  • 323
    Julene says:

    I love flamingos! I have a special Christmas Palm tree that is only flamingo ornaments! So silly!

  • 324
    Cindy Martin says:

    I love all birds. I have a parrot and he is my feather face baby. My favorite is the hummingbird. They are truly the gems in the sky.

  • 325
    Deborah Hunter says:

    Hummingbirds are so tiny and fun to watch.

  • 326
    Tosha says:

    It’s a toss up. I love Robins, they seem to have it all together and the way they get worms is unbelievable. In winter I enjoy watching the chickadees eat seeds and fly about as though they have no troubles what so ever.

  • 327
    F Bond says:

    My favorite is a robin. When I was a little girl, I spent many summers with my grandmothers (they didn’t live far apart). There were always robins in their nests taking care of their babies. I always liked watching and listening to them. When I see them now I still do the same.

  • 328
    Kelly in Canada says:

    I wish I could say the Blue Jay because they are the face of our one and only baseball team but if you’ve ever been attacked by one, you know that they are very aggressive birds. I love the black-capped chickadees that are common to our area.

  • 329
    Kristin Burge says:

    WOW! That pretty much sums it up! Have been oohing and ahhing all week!
    Thank you!
    -Kristin B.

  • 330
    Natasha Trupp says:

    I have always liked peacocks. The colours of their amazing tails is beautiful!

  • 331
    Ruth Gauss says:

    I’m in love with goldfinches! Everything from their bright yellow feathers to their delightful song to the swooping way that they fly makes me smile! They are completely wonderful!

  • 332
    Wendalyn H says:

    My favorite are humming birds because they are so dang cute. I have them in the summer and just love them.

  • 333
    Lori Cullen says:

    I teach preschool and my favorite bird is the penguin, by far. They are such interesting birds, specifically the Emperor penguin.

  • 334
    Miss Ann says:

    Cardinals because of the variety of shades of brown to bright red!

  • 335
    karen q says:

    I adore little finches. They come in several colors and we put out feeders for them every year. They are so used to us that they come and perch on the back of the patio chairs. They aren’t the flashiest of birds but they have spunk.

  • 336
    Mary Lou Kemp says:

    Chickadee is my favorite bird.

  • 337
    Vivian C. says:

    Growing up I would say the roadrunner. Since we moved to the Pacific Northwest, I don’t see roadrunners anymore. Now I would say the blue heron or hummingbirds. Each is so unique.

  • 338
    Lori Oglesby says:

    Honestly birds creep me out a bit! However, I do enjoy seeing the cardinals in the winter and the hummingbirds in the spring/summer as long as it is through my dining room window!!!! During the spring/summer the hummingbirds get so thick that when we go outside they “buzz” us and it sounds like a large plane above your head!

  • 339
    Marsha S. says:

    My favorite bird is the Chickadee. I love to watch them on a feeder. They grab a sunflower seed and go to a nearby tree to eat it!

  • 340
    Deb D says:

    Chickadees… they are so polite at my feeders. They will patiently wait their turn if another bird is feeding.

  • 341
    Sophie says:

    My favorite bird is a Blue Jay. I love the color they bring in winter.

  • 342
    Michelle C says:

    Swans are my favorite!

  • 343
    Diane says:

    I love cardinals, their brilliant red makes my heart happy every time I see one!

  • 344
    Amanda S says:

    I don’t really care for birds (and I’ve never even watched a scary bird movie! lol). Because of that, I don’t really have a favorite, but by default I will say my favorite would have to be the eagle. It would be my favorite because of Isaiah 40:31 “Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles,
    They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” Eagles are a beautiful, strong, majestic bird. (But I’ll still keep my distance and watch from afar πŸ˜‰ lol)

  • 345
    Amy Cooley says:

    I don’t have a favorite bird species but I do enjoy watching all the colorful varieties.

  • 346
    Judy says:

    My favorite bird is the robin for its color and song; I am always happy when a robin visits our yard.

  • 347
    Kris says:

    The hummingbird!! They are just so tiny and can be so beautiful! My husband and love watching them come dine at our feeder.

  • 348
    Angela TX says:

    My favorite birds are the turtle doves because somehow, we’ve noticed a pair of them in each of the last five homes we’ve owned. Oddly enough, the houses were in different cities and states so I consider them a good luck charm of sorts.

  • 349
    Kim Heggins says:

    I don’t really have a favorite bird. So I will go with the eagle, they are so beautiful.

  • 350
    Darci Powers says:

    Oh easy, the cardinal, we have a beautiful sweet little pair that visit every year! Home wouldn’t be the same with out them. I love how I can spot them by Mr. Cardinal’s striking red color!!!

  • 351
    Carrie S says:

    It’s hard to narrow it down to one particular kind of bird with all the different species God created, and each one so unique in its song and look. I think I am particularly fond of sparrows, though, because of Jesus’ reminder not to worry because the Lord is aware when even a sparrow falls, and we are worth much more than many sparrows. Such a comforting passage when we are going through difficult times to know God is aware of every detail in our lives and cares deeply for us.

  • 352
    Carol b says:

    I like cardinals. I especially like to see the red of the males in the winter against a backdrop of white snow.
    Carol b (cln crs)

  • 353
    Mateja P says:

    The great tit is my favourite. We have lots of them over in Slovenia and their colours are beautiful. I love to watch them πŸ™‚

  • 354
    Michelle Leone says:

    Love watching the bald eagles that nests near our family cottage…….so majestic.

  • 355
    Dorothy C. says:

    My favorite bird species is the hummingbird. I’ve been feeding them for many years. I love their colors, the way they chase each other away from the feeder, the way they twitter to communicate. I could go on and on…

  • 356
    Alanna says:

    The bald eagle is probably my favorite. Once we spotted one in a tree along a highway and we stopped our car and just watched it for awhile.

  • 357
    Vikki H says:

    Mountain quail. I like their perky whistle, erect posture, chubby abdomens, the little backwards curl on top of their head.

  • 358
    Jona m says:

    My favorite bird is the hummingbird. i just find them so fascinating! I put my first hummingbird feeder up this summer and was blessed to have a little guy visit me almost every day! I was so excited every time I saw him! I absolutely love your new bird set!

  • 359
    Linda S. says:

    We often have Blue-Jays out in our yard and their lovely blue color is awesome. But Hummingbirds with their swiftness are fun to watch too.

  • 360
    Diane Hanson says:

    The robin–it’s the harbinger of spring!

  • 361
    Kathy McDonald says:

    Hummingbirds! They amaze me. I love their gorgeous coloring, and watching them stay in one place in mid-air by flapping their wings so fast you can’t even see them. We are lucky enough to live in one of the few places where hummingbirds stay year-round. They provide hours of entertainment for us.

  • 362
    Karen says:

    I like chickens, they make me smile.

  • 363
    Amy Craig says:

    Definitely the hummingbird. They are so fascinating to watch. And I love to hear their “chatter” as they compete to get to the feeder!

  • 364
    Dawn says:

    Snowy owls. I could watch them forever! I know I’m guilty if anthropomorphizing, but they seem to _think_. When I see them at the zoo, I’m pretty sure they think they’re the observers!

  • 365
    Lori Lehanne says:

    I love seagulls. They remind me of my grandmother.

  • 366
    Bailey harrison says:

    My favorite bird would be the peacock. They are so beautiful, and remind me of when I lived in Hawaii! Uh, I miss the aloha every single day!!

  • 367
    karen h says:

    Oh wow, I didn’t think this would be a hard question until I tried to answer it! I love the majestic raptors. And then there are the beautiful blue birds. I know this is going to sound wierd, but I really love ravens; I love their croaking calling – it always makes me smile.

  • 368
    Amber P says:

    Oooh….this is a tough question for me! I love all of my backyard birds but I think my favorites are the cute little wrens. They are very inquisitive and aren’t afraid to come right up to my glass sliding doors if there is some stray seed or other bit of yum near the doors. I think my second favorite are the downy woodpeckers, because they can be pretty funny. They try to hide themselves behind the upright spindles of my deck railing, as if no one can see them there even though they are twice as wide as the spindle! LOL I get a LOT of enjoyment from watching my birds while I eat my meals at the kitchen table. πŸ™‚

  • 369
    Cassi says:

    This is not a “christmas” bird, but my entire family loves flamingos. They are the first animal we see when we visit the zoo, and my daughter is having a pink flamingo birthday party next month.

  • 370
    Donna Coffeen says:

    My favorite is the Meadow Lark which is the state bird from the state I grew up in–Montana. I lost my hearing about 14 years ago. One of the things I grieved was that I would no longer hear the meadow larks in the spring. It is a sound that deeply affects me. Fortunately, a new technology came out and I have an implant and can still hear the birds. I am grateful every time I hear the meadow lark’s song.

  • 371
    Penny H says:

    Seagulls, when I hear them I just know I’m ‘home’ It’s a sound I grew up with and still love to this day.

  • 372
    Elizabeth K says:

    The cardinal is my favorite. Whenever I see one I like to think it’s a sign from my Dad that he is watching over us!

  • 373
    Jamie Greene says:

    I honestly don’t think I have a favorite. I think a lot of birds are beautiful and enjoy watching them.

  • 374
    Michelle Carr says:

    Hummingbirds. They are so tiny and beautiful feather colors and fiercly defend their territory. Watchung one outside the window right now!

  • 375
    Rhonda Ries says:

    My fav birds are Macaws, because of their bright colors and the ability to train them in various ways.

  • 376

    Oh I love a parrot! Why? Well why not, they are intelligent and beautiful what’s not to love!

  • 377
    Sandi D says:

    Painted Buntings. The male colors are like seeing a flying rainbow … blue, red, yellow, lime green, and purple on such a small bird. Simply beautiful.

  • 378

    I think I like Robins the best. I love seeing their red breasts while they hop around in the spring time.

  • 379
    Linda R says:

    I get so many birds from owls to woodpeckers, blue jays chickadee’s and yes even turkeys. So when ever I see one it becomes my favorite. They are so much fun to watch and see how they come into the feeders. They are also relaxing.Right now I’m missing all the summer birds and their bright colors, but it won’t belong before they are back and eating me out of house and home.

  • 380
    jamie says:

    My favorite is the flamingo….

  • 381
    Wendalyn says:

    I would have to say Hummingbirds because I love watching them.

  • 382
    Brenda Chilcott says:

    I absolutely love Chickadees! Their little trills when they are happy, their warning cries when you get too close, how they zoom around/in and out of the trees and feeder. They are very lively and fun to watch.

  • 383
    Tiffany says:

    There are several that I like, but I love Sparrows. They are so much fun to watch.

  • 384
    Penny P. says:

    I love cardinals because of their beautiful color!

  • 385
    Sue says:

    The white throated sparrow, also known as the Whistler of the North, has a beautiful song. It looks similiar to a chickadee. I also love the beauty of a Goldfinch because they are vibrant yellow and so beautiful to watch in flight.

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    Sharonb says:

    Cardinals! I know they are showy birds but are the official bird of my home state and are just so beautiful. I always enjoy seeing that flash of bright red when they are around.

  • 388
    Greta H says:

    That’s a hard one as I’m a certified bird lover–haha! The Towhee is my favorite at my feeder, partly because they are here year round & they are so beautiful. I get super excited every time I see a Bald Eagle or Great Blue Heron–they’re what we are always on the watch for. Thank you for another fabulous release & so much inspiration!

  • 389
    Pat Whitley says:

    I think Indigo Buntings are so beautiful with their unique bright blue color.

  • 390
    Barefoot says:

    I love flamingos

  • 391
    c says:

    Gorgeous release! Favourite bird are the little quails that we see at my mother-in-laws. The baby quail are adorable; they look like little fuzzy walnuts!

  • 392
    Himmelsengelkind says:

    Penguins & chickens!

  • 393
    Leodonn says:

    Oh, hummingbirds!

  • 394
    Joyce M. says:

    My favorite bird species is the owl. My daughter has loved owls for so long, I have gotten into the habit of looking for them and now I love them too.

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    Mary says:

    I love cardinals…there bright red color is so festive and beautiful.

  • 397
    LillyBelle says:

    Peacocks for sure!

  • 398
    Carol Froehlich says:

    My favorite species are the Passeriformes, the thrush family. The bluebirds and cardinals add color to the world. It is wonderful when you see a bird that isn’t brown or black. I also enjoy all the chubby little sparrows that gather in the bushes in front of my house and sing songs to me. πŸ™‚

    I LOVE the new release. Thank you for the opportunity to win your generous package!

  • 399

    I would say my favorite is the Blue Jay. They are aggressive and noisy but we have a few that visit us every winter and it’s always nice to see that bright blue against all the white.

  • 400
    Colleen F says:

    I love the chickadees, a bright yellow that brings sunshine with them, they flit here and their, get drinks of water form the pond and they are just lovely to look at and watch. I do love the cardinal because of their color, but we don’t have cardinals in Oregon.

  • 401
    Kathy Mc says:

    Hummingbirds because they are so colorful, tiny and fascinating.

  • 402
    Kristie H says:

    I love so many different birds but I think my favorite is hummingbirds. Love their quick movements and beautiful colors!

  • 403
    Donna K says:

    reading the comments reminds me of so many gorgeous birds I love. my fav has to be the robin because in Minnesota it means spring is here after a long, cold winter. they make me happy.

  • 404
    Brandi R says:

    Absolutely ADORE this release. So much fun and beauty β™₯

    My favorite bird…..that is a toughy. I like so many of them for so many different reasons, but if I have to pick 1, I’ll say the Tufted Titmouse. Small and happy bird that looks so velvety soft. Tender sounds and so fun to watch β™₯β™₯

  • 405
    Teresa B says:

    Mine is a hummingbird. I love their beautiful colors. They are amazing to watch!

  • 406
    Kathryn D says:

    my favourite bird is the Nuthatch – beautiful colours in its plumage.

  • 407
    Sabine Edelmann says:

    Cardinals I guess and Blue Jay.

  • 408
    Chris L. says:

    My favorite kind of bird is a hummingbird–my mom had a feeder and I love the way they follow her!

    Chris L.

  • 409
    Sally K says:

    I have lots of birds in my yard and I just love to watch them. I would have to say the chickadees are my favorite, they are so darn cute. Picture perfect!

  • 410
    Beth M. says:

    I love the chickadee. They stay all winter and feed at my window feeder. I think they look like they wear little tuxedos- so cute.

  • 411
    Sue S. says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. I love how its red color stands out in every season. Both male and female are beautiful! Gorgeous release this month from the PTI team!!

  • 412
    Julie says:

    I’ve never thought about this . . . I would have to say little yellow finches . . . for their petite size, “sunny” coloring and their song πŸ™‚

  • 413
    Linda B says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. I have a pair that regularly come to my feeder in the winter. I love that red against white of snow contrast. I also like that they mate for life….something humans should make note of!

  • 414
    Scott says:

    The Cardinal is my favorite because there’s no other bird like it. In the winter, their red coloring stands out on a cold, white, winter’s day. The males and females are easy to tell apart, and they always stick together.

  • 415
    Wendy Ventoa says:

    Pink Flamingos! They are in my garden year round in all their pink plastic glory!

  • 416
    Aimee f says:

    Peacocks for their bright colors but they sometimes can be white as well..

  • 417
    Zehra says:

    I love white doves/pigeons. They are signs of peace and pretty.

  • 418
    Suzanne Bohnert says:

    The Humming Bird. You know that is one strong little guy or gal. Fly to South America for the summer season there and then all the way back to North America for our summer season. Takes some tenacity to make that trip.

  • 419
    Beth Stiver says:

    My favorite bird has,always,been the cardinal., I,decorate my home with all sorts of,cardinals for christmas Iwas so excited when I saw,the bird set.

  • 420
    nina says:

    Chickadee! We see and hear them every day in our backyard and around the neighbourhood and they always lift my spirits.

  • 421
    Vickie Z says:

    Hummingbirds!! In the spring through summer and into fall, we get lots of them. They come back every year and are so domesticate- “buzz” my face when the nectar is low!!

  • 422
    Tracy says:

    I have always like cardinals and after my dad died they became even more special. After I got the news, I looked out the window and one of our trees was filled with cardinals and I see a cardinal pretty much every time I leave the house and I know my dad is OK, and looking after me.

  • 423
    Shelly Greybeck says:

    My favorite birds are probably finches. I have a pair of society finches that bring joy to my family each morning and every day with their sweet beeps and peeps in the songs they sing. There are also many finches that visit my yard.

  • 424
    Kirsten E says:

    My favorite bird is a penguin. When my daughter was younger, she was obsessed with them.

  • 425
    Keysha Sain says:

    My favorite bird is the Parrot – the Blue & Yellow Macaw or the Scarlet Macaw, the Amazon, cockatoos, love birds – any type of Parrot really. I love them because they are so pretty and colorful! And they can make for great pets if trained and handled properly.

  • 426
    Maureen P says:

    I would say hummingbird because it reminds me of bird watching with my mom when I was little and we’d always get excited about seeing one near the window. Robins, cardinals, and penguins would be up there too as favourites.

  • 427
    Amy Young says:

    My favorite bird is the Black Capped Chickadee, they are so cute hopping around the feeder.

  • 428
    Charmaine says:

    Gosh…that’s a tough one…I love the coloring of both the bluejay and Cardinal. we have hummingbird feeders around our home and love hummingbirds as well.

  • 429

    I looooove the Tukan! A black bird, with such colorful beak, very very pretty!

  • 430
    Anna S. says:

    My favourite are chickadees. They always seem so cheery and are one of the few birds to stay with us over the long winter. And when you whistle to them, they whistle back to you!

  • 431
    Melanie Ann MacKenzie says:

    I just love the American Goldfinch. They are such a stunning colour and their song is simply wonderful. Cheers.

  • 432
    Debs says:

    My favorite bird is the Pileated Woodpecker…who does not love the color combination of black with bold white stripes and the red crest.

  • 433
    Leslie S. says:

    My favorite if the bald eagle. They are just the most majestic and beautiful bird!

  • 434
    Diana D says:

    My favorite bird is a Hummingbird. Simply beautiful to watch. I sure wish I had their energy!!

  • 435
    Beth says:

    Well I have never thought of this before! πŸ™‚ Love to see the Bald Eagles flying around us, Love the little hummingbirds that fly into our flowers each year.. so I guess those 2!! Another GREAT release PTI!!!

  • 436
    Maureen D. says:

    I never had a favorite bird until my mother passed away. All of a sudden, a cardinal began appearing in my backyard. The bird comes by all of the time now, and I can honestly say, I had NEVER seen it before. Sometimes when I’m just thinking of my mom, the bird will appear.

    So, the cardinal is, by far, my favorite bird.

  • 437

    Oh my, hard to decide, so many beautiful birds. When we lived back East I loved the hummingbirds for their color and amazing that they were tiny and fast. Our move to Arizona, I must say the Roadrunner is my favorite because they talk to you and will pose for a picture.

  • 438
    sandra Wingate says:

    My favorite birds are nuthatches, because they are so friendly they will sit on your hand to get seeds, if you are still enough. Also, because they are “cheeky” and don’t let other birds chase them off the feeder. They are so fun to watch.

  • 439
    Karyn S says:

    Hummingbirds. They are so small and cute and FAST. Their nests are amazing.

  • 440

    Favorite bird – that is quite difficult! I love them all….. but certainly the Cardinal with its bright red feathers is on the top of my list.

  • 441
    Becky P. says:

    I love Robins because they always remind me of spring.

  • 442
    Mary-Anne V. says:

    The blue jay and peacock are my favourites…tied. Just so beautiful.

  • 443
    Karen B. says:

    I really like most birds. They are beautiful and fascinating. I love to see them and their beautiful colors. I currently have a parakeet named Chilly. πŸ™‚

  • 444
    Dale Harper says:

    I love that precious little bluebird. Their blue color is so vibrant and beautiful.

  • 445
    Laurie M says:

    After much thought it has to be the Sparrow- because “His eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches me.”

  • 446
    Carolee M says:

    I am a teacher at a school where we are the Farwell Falcons so I would have to say my fav bird is a falcon!

  • 447
    Jary Riolo says:

    I love the cardinals! When we lived in Philadelphia cardinals would land on the window sill of our bedroom! I had never seen them up close and personal!! I put a “cardinal” ornament on my Christmas tree each year to preserve the memories!

  • 448
    Penny J says:

    I cannot say I have a favorite because I love them all!

    When we are camping at the beach it is fun to watch them dig in the sand and then run when the water gets too close. Or to watch the seagulls dive bomb into the water for a fish. When we are camping in the woods we see cardinals, bluejay’s, robins or some beautiful black & white bird….not sure if it is a Magpie or what. We get hummingbirds that like the flowers on all the lantana planted throughout our community which are fun to watch with their wings flapping 100 mph.

    Each has it’s own beauty and quirky little ways of doing things……something I find fascinating.

  • 449
    Prima Yucco says:

    I like wood pecker. When I hear the sound of them, it makes me feel peace.
    Love all this month’s release too!

  • 450
    jengd says:

    I think blue jays and cardinals are gorgeous and hummingbirds are amazing but I love the little sea birds and how quick they run across the beach and seagulls for their absolute attitude.

  • 451
    pmm says:

    Pileated woodpeckers are my favorite- love their ‘Woody Woodpecker’ laugh-like call. They are such large, majestic birds! Actually love herons and kingfishers, too.

  • 452
    Hilde says:

    I like hummingbirds because they remind me of my mom. She always has a feeder out and talks about how fun it is to watch them.

  • 453
    Mary W says:

    Without a second thought, my favorite bird is the mockingbird. He fills the morning and evening with wonderful song – a long song praising God in the morning for a new day and a bit quieter one at night giving thanks. He will never die with all his song inside for he shouts it out and uses all the other birds’ songs when he runs out of things to sing about in his own voice.

  • 454
    Joanne Boys says:

    My favorite bird is morning doves. I love their cooing and they are very gentle.

  • 455
    Jami says:

    It would have to be the macaw because we have two of them – a Greenwing and a Red Front. πŸ™‚

  • 456

    I love hummingbird and blue jay. The hummingbird is mesmerizing for me with their tiny body and speed. Love theblue jay because of the color. When I first moved to the States Iwas like wow, a blue bird. I’ve never seen one before till I moved here.

  • 457
    Dorothy Hodgson says:

    I love all the small birds like chickadees and sparrows. They are just so cute and adorable. I loved this release!

  • 458
    Beverly says:

    My favorite bird is the Mourning Dove because they were my Dad’s favorite and I think of him every time I see one.

  • 459
    Sue S says:

    My local favorites at the backyard feeder are cardinals and chickadees. The cardinals nest nearby and bring the fledglings to sit on the porch rail while mom and dad bring seedsto them. When I’m at the beach, I love to watch the pelicans-they look so prehistoric as they fly over the water!

  • 460
    Ashley says:

    I love chickadees. They come to my yard in winter as i have a feeder and trees for shelter, and i love watching them through my window πŸ™‚

  • 461
    Becs Attwood says:

    Great release, so much beautiful inspiration from the team. I think my favorite bird would be the Tui – it’s a native bird down here in NZ that has a beautiful song.

  • 462
    Lemalie says:

    I love swans. They are so elegant looking. The PTI team did such an amazing job on all the new products!

  • 463
    Rachel H says:

    My favorite is the Blue Jay. We have a lot of them in our backyard. We like to feed them nuts. If we forget to feed them, they stand outside the patio door window squawking at us.

  • 464
    Celia says:

    I love the Carolina Wren. Reminds me of growing up in South Carolina and sitting on my granny’s front porch looking at the Wrens bathe in granny’s bird bath.

  • 465
    JeanFB says:

    My absolute favorite is the Bluebird! I love the color blue, especially as it is found in nature. And these little birds are so graceful. In fact, I love bluebirds so much I named my blog after them – Bluebird Paperie!

  • 466
    Renee says:

    The American Bald Eagle.
    Not only because it is so majestic and absolutely stunning in flight…there’s one that has nested at the end of our road and we get to see him/her taking off into flight often…
    but because they represent freedom.

  • 467
    Mel H says:

    I like cardinals. Not only are they my favorite baseball team but I like the story about them being our loved ones coming back to see us and make us feel better.

  • 468
    Susan W. says:

    My favorite bird is our state bird – the California quail. We usually have a family somewhere in our backyard and they are so cute/comical when you see them scurrying around. They are not good fliers and must resort to running quickly with their little feet. It is even more precious when dad and mom are followed by their wee ones.

  • 469
    Ingrid says:

    My favorite is the cardinal. When I see a bright red male cardinal in the bare winter trees, it brightens up my day!

  • 470
    Helen F. says:

    I love Cardinals because they are predominately monogamous and of course, the male is quite handsome decked out in bright red πŸ™‚ I have watched the same pair (I’m certain ;-)) nesting every year in the Oleander tree in my back yard.

  • 471
    Karen says:

    It’s a hard choice because cardinals bring such a bright spot of color to our dreary winter landscape, but the hummingbirds at our feeder on the patio bring me so much joy, I’ll go with them.

  • 472
    Michelle Laulu says:

    I have always loved birds, especially when it comes to papercrafting. I put the little sparrows all over my cards and projects. I also love robins. I can’t wait to buy some fun new release goodies!

  • 473
    Erin says:

    My favorite bird is a quail. First because they are cute and second because they are always with their mate or flock of them.

  • 474
    crestajune says:

    My favorite bird is the Meadowlark. They have such a happy song.

  • 475
    Sheri elmont says:

    I always enjoy seeing the hummingbirds buzzing around my hanging baskets. Some years I even put out feeders.

  • 476
    Melissa Friedrich says:

    My favorite bird is the red cardinal, he makes such a pretty scene any time of year!

  • 477
    Laura C says:

    I love birds of prey. We have a couple of hawks in our area and they are beautiful to watch fly – so graceful.

  • 478
    Donna says:

    I do not know much about birds or have a favorite. I do see beautiful red and blue birds out of my kitchen window and it does give me a lot of pleasure. The Winter Wood birds are really beautiful. I would love that set.

  • 479

    I actually have two birds that I really love. The first being my African Grey Baily because is is a very smart bird and knows more than 150 words and sounds. The second bird is Goffin Cockatoos. I have two Milley and Snowball. I love them because they are very sweet and love to dance to music!!

  • 480
    Carol D. says:

    I think the Pygmy Nuthatch is my favorite. It’s a cute little bird, and has a very nice short call.

  • 481
    Melissa Ladd says:

    I love seeing cardinals in the winter!

  • 482
    LR says:

    I love many birds, but I especially love the little hummingbird. They are so cute and I love watching them in our yard.

  • 483
    Leslie L. says:

    My favorite is the redheaded woodpecker. I am a redhead so when I was a child i called them Leslie birds. However in the cooler months, well cool for Florida, we get some of the most vibrant cardinals and bluejays frequenting our yard so we enjoy sitting on the porch watching them.

  • 484
    Lani says:

    Lovely reveal! I love canaries, my sister’s influence. Love, using birds on cards for sure!

  • 485
    Nicki says:

    I adore hummingbirds. I saw them for the first time when I was 18 years old during a family vacation in Red River, New Mexico. It brings back wonderful memories when I see one.

  • 486
    Susan in AK says:

    Mine are ravens. Besides being beautiful,they are very intelligent and so much fun to watch.

  • 487
    Mari Nyx says:

    Love the collection. I will say the cardinal. I was once told that when you see a cardinal, a loved one who has passed is letting you know they are around.

  • 488
    Debra says:

    Chickadees remind me of my father (who passed away in 2011)–always busy and hopping around, puffed up and trying to stay warm (he wore so many layers when he was out plowing snow), sounding fussy as he went about his day….But in truth, he was sweet and tender and I miss how he whistled off-key when he was happy with the outcome of whatever project he was working on.

  • 489
    OmaGloria says:

    We have a family of Robins that has come to lay eggs on our back porch lamp every year since we bought our house. It amazes me how they instinctively know exactly where to return to.

  • 490
    Kathy Krug says:

    The Bob White and Mockingbird are my favorites because of their song and the dove for it’s beauty.

  • 491
    Laura Boyd says:

    There are so many great birds but in our house the hummingbird wins. We have them all year round between the flowers and he feeders.

  • 492
    Emma S. says:

    I Love Flamingoes. Especially when you see them fly all together. It is also amazing what they go thru when mating and caring for their young. Plus, They’re Pink!! I like unique…

  • 493
    Amy Gutknecht says:

    I love cardinals! They remind me of winter and Christmas!

  • 494
    Maureen W. says:

    I love cockatiels – if hand-raised they are super friendly and cute and you can teach them lots of stuff!

  • 495
    Dana Kirby says:

    I love Finches. My grandma use to have one when I was a little girl.
    Thanks PTI for another amazing release!! I can’t wait to place my order tonight!!

  • 496
    Lisa Silver says:

    I love the Cardinal… it’s lovely and such a great sign of winter. AND, as a St. Louis Cardinal fan, it’s a perfect fit! Hah!

  • 497
    Vanessa says:

    My favorite is the eagle. I just love how magestic and beautiful they are. My Dad for a long time collected figures of eagles and I always loved them.

  • 498
    Rubeena says:

    Peacocks are BEAUTIFUL

  • 499
    Renee M says:

    Gosh there are so many birds I like, but I’ll have to say a chicken b/c my parents have one that is a pet. It showed up at their house years ago, and we have no idea where it came from. But she is a character and likes to be petted and fed treats.

  • 500
    Sandy K says:

    The cardinal is my favorite because they just looks so cheerful in their red suit and always near by is their wife.

  • 501
    Joyce Mc says:

    My favorite bird is the hummingbird. I love their different colors and how fast they flutter around.
    We have a feeder on our dining room window and love to watch them up

  • 502
    Robin in Washington says:

    I don’t have a favorite bird. I’m not really a bird person.

  • 503
    Tara says:

    I would have to say the Blue Jay…love the beautiful color!

  • 504

    My favorite bird is the Robin. I grew up in Northern Indiana and it was the first sign that winter was finally ending when the robins started showing up. Whenever I see one, I still get that giddy feeling I had when I was a kid!

  • 505
    Char says:

    I love owls!! They sit in tree behind my house and I love to hear them and their cute!!

  • 506
    Carrie T says:

    Cardinals! I was born in St. Louis, and my dad was a life long Cards fan so I have to go with that!

  • 507
    Denise Bryant says:

    I love the parrot type birds, and have 2 as pets. I have a Sun Conure named Little Bird and a cockatoo named Clyde!

  • 508
    LauraJane:) says:

    I have a friend that carves tiny figurines of the Chickadee, Black Caped Chickadee to be specific. So I would have to say that is my favorite. His work is so lifelike!

  • 509
    Jennifer K says:

    Bluebird because they are such a beautiful color.

  • 510

    lol! This is an easy one for me! Gold Finches! We have a bird feeder right outside our living room window and love to watch them on the feeder with their brilliant colors!

  • 511
    Megan says:

    There’s a bird called the Crowned Crane that is quite spectacular

  • 512
    Kara says:

    hummingbirds!! beautiful colors and they’re so small!!

  • 513
    Donna M. says:

    No question… Bluebirds. I have 2 BB houses in my back yard, & love to watch them. They begin building their nests in Feb, then once the babies are born, they are so busy bringing nourishment to the little ones. I’ve gotten some wonderful pics of the mom feeding the hungry babes, with their heads out througn the house hole & their mouths wide open. And they’re so beautiful!

  • 514
    Vivian Piper says:

    I have two favorites… The Robin because the sight of my first one each year makes my heart sing! Winter is over and spring is right around the corner! But also the Cardinal who brightens up the cold dark days of winter with his gorgeous red plumage.

  • 515

    So many amazing projects … so much fantastic inspiration … thank you ladies! I’m rather fond of the Hoopoe … wonderful colouring, a lovely crown, and they nest with us every year! Anita πŸ™‚

  • 516
    Reva says:

    A favorite bird–my list is long. Hummers I know they will arrive at my feeder March 20th–the male dive bombs me. “I have returned” he says. For the past 26 years I make sure my feeders are full. The Rufus Sided Towhee is secretive and it ruffles the ground searching for food. Red breasted Nuthatch is so sociable you can almost touch them at the feeders. And the woodpeckers who finally decided that suet feeders might be a bit better than my cedar sided house. Birds make my day!

  • 517
    SueB (UK) says:

    Mine is the Robin – I’ve always loved the childhood story about how the robin got its red breast, plus its association with Christmas (my favourite time of year) makes it a winner hands down. Living in a city I don’t see many colourful birds – mainly brown sparrows – but I do have 2 robins who live in my garden who provide a lovely splash of colour all year round. They sit & wait patiently each morning for me to fill up the bird feeders & have got so used to me that they don’t fly off when I get near to them!

  • 518
    Brenda Lee says:

    Loving everything from this month’s release!! My favorite bird is the Chickadee. They are so pudgy and cute. πŸ™‚

  • 519
    Shelly Kettell says:

    My favorite is our Bald Eagle. We live in an area where twice a year we are lucky to see them in the trees along the river, once there were 14 together…truly a spectacular sight!
    For everyday enjoyment – I Love watching the hummingbirds – amazing little birds!

  • 520
    Pat says:

    The cardinal – because it’s such a bright pop of color in a dreary winter. Or at least the male is!

  • 521
    Elle H says:

    I would have to say a bluebird. I think their coloring is just gorgeous!! But I also think green finches are pretty adorable.

  • 522
    Kristin D says:

    I love watching large birds fly … cranes, herons, bald eagles, condors. Because of their size, they own the currents with a grace and fluidity that is awesome to behold. Thanks for the offer.

  • 523
    karen b says:

    Here in central Pa we are lucky to have Eastern Bluebirds that stay all year. They are the perfect shade of Blueberry Sky and have a Classic Kraft tummy! They look so very pretty in the fields against the snow in the winter!

    Love everything being released this month!

  • 524
    Adoree says:

    My favorite around where I live is the Charma Thrasher for its beautiful songs and it’s a beautiful bird with colors of black and gold.

  • 525
    Catherine says:

    My favorite is the hummingbird. We have 3 feeders right next to our bay window and enjoy watching them all summer.

  • 526
    Linda E (uncbballfan) says:

    My favorite is the cardinal, the state bird of North Carolina. Every glimpse of one takes my breath away. Such a burst of color on a dreary winter day reminds me of God’s handiwork in every aspect.

  • 527
    karen b says:

    Cardinals for sure. Love the red in the winter, especially when paired with birch trees.

  • 528
    Cindy Coutts says:

    Any exotic or tropical bird because of their colors. A peacock is my favorite. They are just so majestic when they spread their wings with a burst of color. Even when they walk with their tail behind them, they walk with grace.

  • 529
    karen b says:

    Cardinals for sure. Love the red in the winter, especially when paired with birch trees.

  • 530
    Carolyn J says:

    the Cardinal – love the cheery, bright red!

  • 531
    Barb B. says:

    I’ve always liked red winged blackbirds. The red just stands out so nicely. But I can’t help smiling when the see the robins back in the spring!

  • 532
    Dee says:

    My favorites are the ones featured in Winter Woods collection, because they add bright beautiful color to the stark white cold winter-I appreciate seeing them through my kitchen windows.

  • 533
    Tonya Dirk says:

    I’m going to have to say a pheasant! They are the most beautiful birds, their colors are just stunning. The ones from the orient come in just breathtaking colors and patterns…well, the males do!

  • 534
    teresa says:

    I just love hummingbird. We have quite a few during the summer. So fascinating to see them coming and going.

  • 535
    Debbie Wright says:

    The chickadee is my favorite, we have many at ours feeders. They wait for my husband to fill the feeders each night, he has even been able to feed them by hand!

  • 536
    Brenda Torgerson says:

    It’s like trying to pick my favorite flower. I love all birds, (maybe not the woodpeckers that bore holes in my house), we just have so many in our yard, and love them all.

  • 537
    Yvonne F. says:

    I like robins! We have many of them in our garden and it is funny to watch them

  • 538
    Karen P. says:

    My favorite bird is the yellow finch. Especially like the ones that feed upside down. So fascinating and beautiful to watch.

  • 539
    Jennifer L. says:

    My favorite is the red cardinal. Love seeing the color in the winter time.

  • 540
    Sydney grace says:

    Awesome release! I can’t wait for tonight.

  • 541
    Linda w says:

    My favorite bird species would have to be whatever bird is currently at my feeder that is right in the front window. The birds do know that the cats cannot get them but do enjoy watching them. Chickadees, finches, cardinals, nuthatches, woodpeckers and sparrows…

  • 542
    theCook says:

    My favorite bird species is the zebra finch. I had a couple as pets when I was a kid. They are small, beautiful and easy to breed.

  • 543
    Steffi H. says:

    I like the cockatoo most, because they are white all over and they have a really crazy “hairstyle”.

  • 544
    Elizabeth S. says:

    The dove. It represents peace and love !

  • 545
    Karen says:

    Wow, how to choose… Gorgeous cardinals and steadfast chickadees come to mind right away, and then I think of the loons of Maine, majestic eagles and ospreys and great blue herons, the dark-eyed juncos that come to winter in MY backyard (in Massachusetts) as if it were a walk in the park…

    but I think as a species I most admire the beautiful and various hummingbirds in the world, not only for their jewel colors and fantastic feathers, but for the sheer power of their tiny wings.

  • 546
    char says:

    On occasion I’ve had Indigo Buntings to visit my bird feeders. Such a bright blue! Stunning!

  • 547
    DinaM says:

    Cardinals have always been my favorite bird, their bright color is such a beautiful surprise during the Winter. My mother has always loved them, she would point them out when I was a child and I’ve felt the same way since.

  • 548

    The mourning dove. I love their distinct sound on a spring or summer morning. My daughters and I think they look so soft and sweet, we just want to go outside and pick them up!

  • 549
    Heather says:

    Owls…majestic and beautiful!

  • 550
    Dawn Z says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. We have lots of them where I live and it is amazing to see how beautiful their bright red feathers are. The colors of nature are always the best.

  • 551
    Caren says:

    My current favorite is puffins, because they are have such adorable faces!

  • 552
    Catherine Milne says:

    Cedar Waxwing because as a child I saw a picture in World Book Encyclopedia and thought they were so beautiful. I finally saw real ones a few years ago – over 50 years later, gorging themselves on pyrocanthus berries. I was so excited.

  • 553
    Ashlee says:

    I have always loved parakeets and have fond memories of my little friend Skippy when I was a little girl:)

  • 554
    Vicki Sopcak says:

    My Favorite Bird would have to be the American Eagle because I am proud of our country and the Eagle represents Freedom. I am from Illinois and I also love Cardinals because they are so bright red and so pretty.

  • 555
    conil says:

    Cardinals top my list of favorites. Besides the amazing coloration of them, I love the lore behind their visits, i.e., every time you see one, it’s a loved one that’s passed visiting you.

  • 556
    Tere Azua says:

    The Finch Birds are my favorite. After getting married, my husband and I realized that having babies could not be one of our blessings. I became very depressed, and was feeling miserable all the time. Among other things, including the Lord, my friends, my family, and my husband, buying a pair of cute Finches brought light and happiness to my life. I loved caring for them, they were very happy birds, and their happiness was contagious. They were part of my therapy. I am now the mother of a wonderful 12 years old boy. We donΒ΄t longer have any live birds because our condominium is very small, but youΒ΄ll find little birds figurines all around my house. One day, when we have a proper space for them, Finches will be part of this little family again.

  • 557

    The red cardinal is my favorite, because it was my Nanny’s favorite. Whenever I see one, I always think of her and get a warm fuzzy feeling all over! : )

  • 558
    Melissa Flieg says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal.

  • 559
    Brenda M Hall says:

    My favorite bird is the Blue Jay. We see them up on the ski hill and they are just amazing!

  • 560
    peggysue says:

    This is actually a tough question because I like different birds for different reasons. I like the indigo bunting because of the beautiful colors. I like cardinals because they show up so vividly against the snow in their scarlet feathers. I like robins and sparrows because they’re such a common bird where we live and so friendly. I love goldfinches also due to their coloring. so…many, many types.

  • 561
    Audrey says:

    I love to see cardinals because they stand out against the greenery and against the snow

  • 562
    Sarah T. says:

    One of the first things I did when we moved to the USA from England was to buy a bird book – it was so disconcerting to not know all the birds I was looking at, having been taught the names of English garden birds by my Mum. I love the chickadees and titmouses, but my favourite bird remains a blackbird – my siblings and I believe this is the form my Mum now takes to watch over us.

  • 563
    Kim P says:

    The Robin, it lets me know that spring is here and has a beautiful song

  • 564
    N. Vines says:

    The humming bird! To see them flit around and about is amazing.

  • 565
    Michelle says:

    Hummingbird,because they are beautiful.

  • 566
    Annette Snyder says:

    I think that it would be eagles. They are amazing!

  • 567
    Janet W says:

    My favorite bird is the hummingbird. They never cease to amaze me with their speed and beauty. I could watch them for hours, with the sun shining on their beautiful colors!

  • 568
    Julia Aston says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal – I just love the crowned head and beautiful red color of the males!

  • 569
    Kim says:

    The little birds like sparrows or chickadees because they are kinda common and God loves them and it’s a good reminder for me.

  • 570
    Cathy Yamashita says:

    It’s difficult to single out a bird species, because they are all unique and have different personalities. But I couldn’t do without the hummingbirds. They are so fascinating and curious. When I clean their feeders, they come to the window to watch, and they buzz me when I bring the food out to them!

  • 571
    Deborah R. says:

    My favorite bird species is the HUMINGBIRD. The are cute little birds that have a ton of energy as well as very busy and efficient.

  • 572
    Lisa Dolson says:

    Chickadees, for sure. They keep me company all winter, and I love their song.

  • 573

    Canary as they are bright and cheerful

  • 574
    Katherine says:

    I’ve ways been a,aged with hummingbirds, they’re just amazing how fast the move. Their colors are varied and beautiful and you know Spring is on its way. But since it’s fall, I’d have to say, at this time of year, there’s really me more beautiful bird than a bright red Cardinal.

  • 575
    Lynne Phelps says:

    My favorite are the small songbirds! I was so excited to see the chickadee in the new stamp set!

  • 576
    Linda C says:

    While I enjoy the beauty of a bright red cardinal, my favorite is the blue jay for it’s noisy, bold and aggressive nature. I love to watch them swoop down to tease the cats in the yard. I keep my bird feeders right outside my craft room window so I can craft and watch the birds…two of my favorite things to do.

  • 577
    Dianne Jenkins says:

    Cardinals have always been my favorites. My father used to get sunflower seeds especially for them. They were the nicest of the birds that we would see in Florida – never disturbing other birds’ nests, like some. I can’t see a cardinal, or hear one tweet without thinking of my dad.

  • 578
    Diana F says:

    I love cardinals. I think they are a beautiful bird, love that little crest at the top of their head. And living in Ohio, I do see quite a few of them.

  • 579
    Carol says:

    My favorite Bird is the cardinal, as it reminds me of my mother,as they say when you see a cardinal you are seeing someone from the past.

  • 580
    Lorraine says:

    Hmmm…I’ll have to say cardinals. Love their color!

  • 581
    Diana F says:

    I love cardinals. Love that little crest at the top of their heads and of course their color, which looks so bright against any background. Living in Ohio, I am fortunate to see them all the time.

  • 582
    Harriet Skelly says:

    My favorite bird is the hummingbird. I love the colors I see when the sun is shining on them.

  • 583
    Marybeth says:

    I will say hummingbird because we have so many year round at our house . We have had many nest and have been able to watch them start from nest to leave the nest.
    Beautiful projects ! Thanks!

  • 584

    Oh chickadee! I adore those little balls of feathers! I love their happy song and seeing them all winter in Alaska makes the winter seem less long!

  • 585
    C Flood says:

    Hummingbirds! It’s amazing how fast the fly and how beautiful their colors are. They are very playful birds and amazing to watch.

  • 586
    Shelly says:

    I just love the cardinal. Their vibrant red color is so striking! I always look forward to seeing them when the weather turns colder. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 587
    Jacquie says:

    I’ll have to go with the hummingbird as my favorite. They are attracted to our gorgeous bougainvillea so we see them often in the yard, even though the bougainvillea has no nectar for them.

  • 588
    Sally Gainer says:

    My favorite bird is a dove because it is the symbol of peace and promise!

  • 589
    Trudy V. says:

    My favorite bird is a loon. They are an endangered species, that need protection! They have a mournful cry, but I love the sound, especially when we are at my friend’s cottage at the lake.

  • 590
    Vicki Smith says:

    The blue jay has to be my favorite-just stunning. I see one in our backyard and I just sigh!

  • 591
    Ranjini Malhotra says:

    I would say the bluebird because it represents happiness!

  • 592
    Karli M says:

    My favorite type of bird is a hummingbird. They’re so small but so pretty. They come to my window when I’m crafting & it just makes me happy πŸ™‚

  • 593
    Priscilla from CA says:

    I love bluebirds; it’s all about the color!

  • 594
    Sarah Donato says:

    It’s hard to choose, but I just love Quails- that little feather plume on top of the male quail’s head always makes me smile. And the babies are so small and cute running around on the ground. Adorable. πŸ™‚

  • 595
    Kelly says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. Love their color.

  • 596
    Rose Noelle says:

    I really like the Macaw. They are so colorful and smart and strong.

  • 597
    Victoria D says:

    My favorite bird is the Meadowlark. When it sings it is happy for the moment. Wheter it be the start of the day, the end or anything in between. Just happy for its creation on this earth. We should be too.

  • 598
    Angie M. says:

    I love hummingbirds! They’re fascinating little creatures and so tiny and adorable! I also love owls – they’re mysterious, majestic, and pretty darn cute! :0) Happy Release Day everyone!

  • 599

    My favorite bird species is swallow because my Chinese name meant Autumn swallow in the woods! : )

  • 600
    diana says:

    Cardinals in winter and robins in spring! πŸ˜‰

  • 601
    Lori O. says:

    The flamingo! They’re PINK . . . my favorite color!

  • 602
    Chong McAfee says:

    I love Eagles. They are fierce and majestic, and take care of their young.

  • 603
    Cynthia Baldwin says:

    My favorite is the cardinal. Love the bright red of the male, and when I see them in our neighborhood I know that warmer temps are around. πŸ™‚

  • 604
    Mary K says:

    I love bald eagles because of the thrill I’ve experienced every time I’ve been lucky enough to spot one.

  • 605
    megan mcdonald says:

    it has to be the bell bird or tui a native of new zealand they have wonderful songs

  • 606

    To pick just one bird species is hard as I truly love all birds but I have owned a lot of Lovebirds, so I guess I’d choose them as my favorite bird species. I love all the different color varieties, I love that they sing rather than chirp or squalk, and my most favorite thing is that I love how they bond very closely with thier owner or mate. Thank you so much for such a fantastic release! I love all the products and can’t wait to get them!

  • 607
    Karen Ramsey says:

    When I visit my son and his family in Juneau, it is so wonderful to see all the eagles. They are such majestic birds and to see them in such a beautiful habitat is just breathtaking!

  • 608
    Cheryl B. says:

    Don’t laugh but my favorite bird is a penguin! I can’t see them from my window but they make me happy when I see them at the zoo etc. They are so funny. They waddle and stare off into space as if they are contemplating the universe.

    My favorite local bird is a cardinal. They are such a beautiful flash of color on a winter’s day. They are also very shy and polite at bird feeders. They wait for the pushier birds to finish.

  • 609
    SentSue says:

    Robins are the first thing to come to mind because they are one of the first signs of spring here in the Midwest.

  • 610
    Mimi R says:

    Hummingbirds are my favorite because they are so tiny and they like to flock in some beautiful flowers that we have outside in the yard.

  • 611
    Mary Anne Perlmutter says:

    I like the cardinal. As a small child after my grandparents passed my, mom always told us when we saw a cardinal in was grandma and grandpa, checking in from heaven to see if we were being good.

  • 612
    Sue McRae says:

    My favorite bird is the hummingbird. They are colorful and tiny and migrate great distances for such a small bird. They are also super pollinators. A beautiful and feisty bird.

  • 613
    Rachael Burdick says:

    I love doves because they’re beautiful and they represent so many wonderful things: peace, love, and the Holy Spirit.

  • 614
    Peggy Allen says:

    My favorite bird is the red robin. It is colorful.
    God bless,

  • 615
    Patty J says:

    Too many to choose, so I will pick my current favorite of the Chukar partridge that live abundantly in my city although they are not native to here. They are noisy and fun to watch, and the babies are too cute.

  • 616
    asa says:

    Nene !! Hawaiian state bird !! So pretty and beautiful !!

  • 617
    Erika T says:

    Wow really can’t chose a favorite because I truly love them all. They are all so wonderful in their own way and bring joy to me and my boys….Jack and Deuce….my cats who love watching them 24-7 from my back porch slider. Hours of fun for all. LOL LOL

  • 618
    Janet Swofford says:

    I love watching the birds! I guess my favorite would be the Carolina Wren because a pair build a nest and raised a family on my deck, right outside my window, a few years ago. I watched them court ,build their nest,lay their eggs,hatch them,feed them and I was so blessed to watch the babies fledge from their nest one morning! So beautiful to get a front row seat to such a glorious cycle of life!!!

  • 619
    Geri G says:

    The Robin. My mom & dad always fed the robins! Now that they’re gone, I’ve picked up their tradition! BTW, robins LOVE raisins…specifically the golden raisins when they first return to Canada for the summer πŸ™‚

  • 620
    Suzanne Watanabe says:

    My favorite bird are cardinals..I love their beautiful red color! πŸ™‚

  • 621
    Shirley says:

    Rocky Mountain Chickadees…many generations made a home in a hollow of our hundred year old apple tree. They would gather things from our yard to make the nest inside. I could watch them for hours!

  • 622
    Varonica says:

    Doves simply because they represent peace and love.

  • 623
    Diana B says:

    I could never pick a favorite as they are all such amazing creatures to me. I am fortunate to live where I can almost touch 100 foot trees from my balcony and have witnessed incredible sights of many birds. Nature is lovely!!

  • 624
    Oreet says:

    Hummingbird due to its grace and song.

  • 625
    Sharon D says:

    I love so many birds, but I will say chickadees, because when my husband and I were first married (29 years ago), there were some chickadees in the woods right behind our condo, and I loved hearing their happy little song. But I have to give a shoutout to cardinals, Carolina wrens, tufted titmouses, cedar waxwings, warblers of all sorts, kingfishers, painted buntings, quail, and eagles. I could go on, but that’s probably enough. πŸ™‚

  • 626
    Janet Mack says:

    I love Cardinals because of their bright red color, well the males anyway. They nest in my backyard every year and there are babies everywhere. And baby cardinals are so cute.

  • 627
    Marisa says:

    Don’t know if I can narrow it down! Grew up in the tropics and we had SO many amazing birds there from Tucans, to Macaws, Cockatiels, Quetzals etc. All beautifully unique in their own way. In Canada I think I would have to say the hummingbird as I love watching them feed from our feeder, though I also love the strength, grace and power of eagles.

  • 628
    LindaCC says:

    Favorite bird is a cardinal because that bright red stands out in all seasons!

  • 629
    Kylie Z says:

    Hummingbirds because I am fascinated by the way they fly.

  • 630
    Judi Marie says:

    Love cardinals. Because they are red and so beautiful!

  • 631
    Linda Kennedy says:

    My favorite wild bird is the cardinals. We have a family of them that live in our back yard, and they are so beautiful and sweet. I really enjoy watching them.

  • 632 says:

    Gosh I don’t know if I can pick a favorite. I love all of them. I love the chickadee because they are so polite to other birds at the feeder. I love cardinals because of their bright red beauty. I love hummingbirds and love watching them eat. I love the pileated woodpecker because they are are so large and beautiful. I can’t pick just one….lol

  • 633

    hmmmm I don’t know if I have a favorite, but I do love black cap chickadees as they visit my window bird feeder by my craftroom, which always makes me smile!

  • 634
    Jill says:

    Unfortunately, I don’t have a favorite bird. Not really a bird person. I do enjoy watching hummingbirds.

  • 635
    Lynn S. says:

    I really like owls because you don’t get to see them that often. I hear the barred owl’s call often late at night & get really excited when I see one. I also get excited for the one month when goldfinches come to the birdfeeder.

  • 636
    Yoshira says:

    I love seeing the hummingbirds out in my garden.beautiful creations DT!

  • 637
    Mary Ann Fry says:

    My favorite is the Cardinal because it is red and reminds me of Christmas.

  • 638
    Brithzi Sandy says:

    Hummingbirds are my favorite. Small, feisty and beautiful. I have the privilege of enjoying them year round here in Sierra Vista, AZ.

  • 639
    Beth says:

    I love looking out on a snowy winter day and seeing a bright red cardinal in my yard…a reminder that spring will come!

  • 640
    Anne B says:

    My favourite bird is a New Zealand native bird called the Tui. I have a number living in my garden and just love hearing their calls each morning.

  • 641
    Marianne M says:

    Meadowlark’s were my favorites where I grew up: Mother had me convinced that they were singing a little song just for me πŸ™‚

  • 642
    Zena B. says:

    I love hummingbirds – the way they flit and fly. I always get a thrill when I see them.

  • 643
    Mary Jo says:

    Does a hummingbird count?? We love watching them at the feeder πŸ™‚

  • 644
    Gay Ferland says:

    My favorite bird is the red cardinal. Why? Well let’s just say I have a friend who loves the same bird, only I get them in my backyard, I love them.

  • 645

    This question is like asking me who is my favorite child or favorite friend. If I have to select a favorite, it would be one of the small woodland species. Love the chickadees (black-capped here), nuthatches or any of the amazing warblers!

  • 646
    Sarah Ledlow says:

    Mine would be a bald eagle! It represents not only our nation, but I also live in the “Eagle Nation” home of GSU!!! Go Eagles!!!

  • 647
    Laurie Page says:

    Bald eagle. Yes!

  • 648
    LaFaunB says:

    I love the bald eagle. It is majestic and represents freedom and strength. Winter is a great time to see eagles in Utah.

    I love the cuteness of the birds in this release.

  • 649
    Madonna says:

    My favorite is the Cardinal because it’s my state bird and red, my favorite color.

  • 650
    AnitaR says:

    Cardinals are magnificent, especially in the winter months; chickadees are adorable; but my heart feels a special blessing at the sight of a blue bird.

  • 651
    sharri reeves says:

    Love birds of all kinds. Always have to put out bits of string and lint for them to make their nests in the spring. I have always been partial to hummingbirds because my mother always had conversations with them when I was small. She would whistle a tune and they would mock her back. After a few weeks, they would initiate a tune and she would whistle it back to them. Unfortunately, I have never been able to whistle a tune.

  • 652
    Claire A says:

    I love Kookaburras – such beautiful birds. They sound like they’re laughing which always makes me smile!

  • 653
    Angela Sampson says:

    I love the cardinal. It just warms my heart to see the beautiful red bird during the winter months!

  • 654
    Heather says:

    I love the color of the male Cardinal!

    But I’m also partial to the Raven; particularly the purple and black type (I’m from Baltimore!).

  • 655

    Wild bird – Cardinal because they are so beautiful and bright against the trees when all the leaves are gone
    Domestic bird – love birds especially the light blue ones because they are so sweet!

  • 656
    Becky M says:

    I like cardinals – Illinois state bird, and red is one of my favorite colors!

  • 657
    Elaine Foust says:

    I am a big birder and have been since I was a child. My parents instilled the love of watching and feeding birds. Picking just one species would be very hard to do from feeder birds, waterfowl, migrating warblers, birds of prey, owls, woodpeckers, and the birds that stay with us year round. I do have fondness for the birds that are near extinction and are on the comeback trail such as the Whopping Cranes. Such folks like Operation Migration are trying to establish an eastern migrating flock and to see these young birds flying behind an ultra light trike is a magnificent sight that instills the hope that the future generations will be able to see these beautiful birds. This is one of the many birds that make my heart soar.

  • 658
    Kay says:

    That’s a good question. I’ve actually never thought of that before. I see the Cardinals a lot on craft things and love the bright red but don’t know if I’ve ever seen one in real life. We’ve had parakeets before and I love those.

  • 659
    Pam A says:

    Goldfinches. I really enjoy watching them at the feeders during the winter and seeing how they change color from pale gold to brilliant gold. They one day, they are all gone till next year.

  • 660
    Mitzi says:

    My favorite bird is the eagle, they are so graceful and beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • 661

    LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Release!! I’d say its a tie between Robins and Owls!! I LOVE them both and CAN’T PICK a Favorite!! THANKS for sharing ALL WEEK and for the chances to WIN!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

  • 662
    Tami B says:

    Can’t say I have a favorite, but I think peacocks are absolutely beautiful.

  • 663
    RedGem says:

    I love Cardinals… I love ‘red’ and these birds are so beautiful in Red!

  • 664
    Margaret C says:

    My favourite birds are geese. We live near a reservoir where Canadian geese winter and, at this time of year, the skies often fill with skeins of geese flying overhead. It is a wonderful sight to me and always signals the end of Autumn and Advent drawing near!
    Great release, thanks for the opportunity!

  • 665
    Maria C F says:

    The eagle because it looks so graceful as it flies

  • 666
    Nancy G says:

    My favorite bird is the eagle. I’ve have been an avid watcher of the eagle cam in Decorah, Iowa for several years now. Watching the babies being born, growing and then fledging is an amazing sight.

  • 667
    Shannon M. says:

    My favorite bird species is the cardinal. They are beautiful birds and they were my great grandmother’s favorite, so they remind me of her!

  • 668
    Elaine C says:

    I enjoy watching many different species of birds, but my favorite has to be the hummingbird. My husband and I get so much enjoyment watching them, and the ruby-throated ones are so beautiful with their stunning colors.

  • 669
    Dana W says:

    Birds are not my thing, but if i had to choose i would pick a cardinal! I love see the pop of red in the winter against white snow!0

  • 670
    Monika Davis says:

    I really don’t have a favorite… I love hummingbirds, storks, blue jackets, doves… but for paper crafting, it has to be the cardinal. Just because it’s a winter bird and it’s great for the holidays.

  • 671
    Melissa E says:

    My favorite bird is the penguin – when I saw them at the zoo they were so cute and funny.

  • 672
    Megan Carroll says:

    Hummingbirds are my favorite!

  • 673
    DonnaC says:

    I love the mystery of owls. I saw one up close in Zion National Park and as he was looking me right in the eye, he spun his head around. I say they have mystery because you don’t see them as easily as other birds. You have to Look for them. Oh, I see a future card with the word Look as glasses on a wise old owl!

  • 674
    Rema DeLeeuw says:

    I love bluebirds! They represent happiness…

  • 675
    Jennifer T. says:

    Robins…one of the first signs of Spring.

  • 676
    Rema DeLeeuw says:

    I love bluebirds because they represent happiness and because they are so darn cute when they are babies…

  • 677
    Mona says:

    Chickadees are so endearing and sweet, but I still have always loved Owls the most. I love how majestic they are, and the hoot they make. A close second is the Loon, love how peaceful and graceful they are. Really anything with wings I really love though!!!

  • 678
    Joy G. says:

    My favorite bird is the Cardinal! We have a male and female that hang out in our backyard and they are so fun to watch, especially in the winter months! ❀️❀️

  • 679
    Ted S says:

    My favorite bird is a Flamingo. They make me think of all the great Miami art deco architecture and the TV show Miami Vice.

  • 680
    Michelle Benoit says:

    Love a swan!

  • 681
    Louise Spiden says:

    Kookaburra – which is very Australian – but they laugh!

  • 682
    Tonya Jastad says:

    I love stamped and painted pictures of Chickadees but in real life, I love our state bird (WA) which is the goldfinch. They are so tiny and sweet.

  • 683
    Fritz says:

    Chickadees! I love their chirping in the winter woods when all the other birds are silent.

  • 684

    One time a number of years ago my husband and I were trying to make a very difficult decicions about an emotional job transition. We were at the crossroads of that decision while we were away at a retreat centre sitting outside on some adirondack chairs. We were talking and wrestling and praying and crying and knew this decision would take a huge leap of faith on our parts. Off chance I looked up into the rafters of the edge of the roofline we were sitting under. The whole time we had been wrestling there – a sparrow had been sitting there above us in such stillness. The song – β€œHis Eye is on the Sparrow”, came flooding over us. At that moment, we felt confident we could make this decision and God would hold us firm.

    Ever since then sparrows have a special place in my heart!

  • 685
    Deanne Rehmer says:

    The Cardinal, and I can’t wait to own the new bird stamp set!

  • 686
    Sandy N. says:

    One of my favorite birds would have to be the hummingbirds. I love their vibrant colors enjoy watching them zipping from one flower to the next collecting nectar.

  • 687

    We live farther out in the country now and American Kestrels can be seen hunting the fields that ring around the property. There is something so beautiful about watching their graceful dive.

  • 688
    Lai-Yoke says:

    I am not a bird person but somehow hornby attracted my attention because of the unique of their beak. If the beak is yellow, it’s called banana bird and if it’s red it’s, called chilli bird!

  • 689
    Aileen Ryan says:

    My favourite bird is the Bell bird. It is only in a few areas around Australia and we happen to be in one of the areas they frequent. They make the most wonderful tinging bell sound and often you can hear the sound like a wave amongst the trees in the bush. Soft then building in intensity then fading again.

  • 690
    Tracy L. says:

    My favorite common species is a Cardinal, one because they are pretty and two because they are very shy. My favorite exotic species would be a peacock.

  • 691 says:

    I love chickadees. They are so round and sweet. They look especially nice on winter cards.

  • 692
    Jo R. says:

    My favourite bird here in Australia is the Rainbow Lorikeet, because of their beautiful colours.

  • 693
    April C. says:

    I love the robins that visit my yard for the tiny berries on my tree. Their red breasts are so pretty.

  • 694
    Patricia says:

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. Winter Woods is a must-have stamp set. So exited about tonight’s release!

  • 695
    Debbie W says:

    Love most of them, but I would have to say Hummingbirds would be my favorite. They are so much fun to watch, and long distance travelers.

  • 696
    Patricia says:


  • 697
    Martha D. says:

    I have to say the bald eagle. They are just so majestic. I was lucky enough to get pictures of one in a tree near our house this summer. Just stunning.

  • 698
    Sadie H says:

    I would have to say my favourite bird is the bright red cardinal. They are so distinct on a white background of snowfall!!!

  • 699
    Jan says:

    As a bird lover, it really is hard to narrow down my choice to one, but I’m going to say the robin. I grew up in Wisconsin and the robin is not only its state bird, but was always a harbinger of spring–a welcome sight and eagerly anticipated after long, cold winters!

  • 700
    MaryB says:

    Cardinals are my favorite bird. We have a bird feeder, and in the winter when everything is white with snow and ice, the brilliant red of the cardinals is so pretty. Also, my husband’s entire family are St. Louis Cardinal baseball fans, so in comes in handy to like cardinals! Thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate.

  • 701
    Melissa L. says:

    I love Black-capped chickadees because they are the official bird of my home State of Maine.

  • 702
    Jeni Jenne says:

    My favorite bird would be the hummingbird. I remember my dad setting up his camera by the hummingbird feeders on our farm to take pictures of them! A challenging photo opportunity to say the least, but he got really good at it;)

  • 703
    Cyndee says:

    I know crows aren’t the prettiest of birds but they are intelligent and I like watching them. They can be very amusing.

  • 704
    Nita K. says:

    Cardinals because of the legend that it is a loved one passed on coming to visit you.

  • 705
    Rebecca F. says:

    Magpie – in honor of one of my favorite people whose name is Maggie and in honor of my favorite band, The Avett Brothers, and their album Magpie and the Dandelion.

  • 706
    Leanne S says:

    Being from Canada and a big fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, I have to say the Blue Jay.

  • 707
    Tanis S says:

    I don’t really have a favourite bird, but that cute little chickadee reminds me of the bird feeders my Grandma put out. They were always full of chickadees in the winter. They sound like joy on a crisp, sunny day.

  • 708
    Natalie Winterstein says:

    I love robins because they mean spring is here! πŸ™‚

  • 709
    Lynne in NI says:

    I love the Robin. At this time of year he has the most fabulous red breast, but during the summer when you’re out gardening he loves to come down to see what you’re doing! Plus he features on lots of Christmas cards in the UK πŸ™‚

  • 710
    Sarah A says:

    My favorite bird species is the Robin. I think because it combines muted shades with that bright orange-y red shade on the underside, which I think it kind of like me.

  • 711
    Sharon Jaeger says:

    That is a hard one because I love all birds. But I think I will say the great blue heron because I can see them at home at the ponds near my house, and we see them in Florida each winter. So majestic!

  • 712
    Dianna Torrez says:

    The Barn Owl. My husband and a I found a nest with 3 owlets near our home, just magnificent!

  • 713
    Tammy says:

    I love the snowy owl. They are so beautiful. I was lucky to see one last year on my family’s property.

  • 714
    Kim U says:

    I love the sweet and gentle Mourning Doves that often nest on my front porch.

  • 715
    Tanja S. says:

    I love birds, so it is difficult to pick a favourite. Recently I have a new love for owls, but when i was a child we had a large aviary filled with Australian finches and later we had some Australian parrots. There are also many sweet ducks where we live in South Australia, called wood ducks, because they roost in trees. They are very family oriented and sweet natured and have the cutest chicks. We saw cardinals and blue jays a year ago on our trip to the US and I thought they were just lovely. Told you I couldn’t pick just one favourite!

  • 716
    Tammy says:

    My favorite bird in a snowy owl. They are so beautiful. I was lucky to see on last year on my family’s property.

  • 717
    Kim Badelt says:

    One of my favourites is the Black Cockatoo. They have a very distinct call, and as soon as I hear it I always stop and try and find where they are – not easy as they are black!

  • 718

    I an so intrigued by Hummingbirds, I love to watch then out of my window. So quick!