Wednesday, January 24, 2007


I'm told by our brother-in-law, Jorge, that Cardinals are ground feeders. I guess it's unusual to see them on feeders. Last spring we watched as the father of this bird demonstrated to the youngsters how to eat from the feeder. They nest somewhere close by and normally come around later in the AM and PM than the other species.


Blogger Betty said...

Love this one!!

Betty G

6:44 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Want to trade Cardinals? I have a male cardinal that flies into one of our windows regularly and for a good long while. By regularly, I mean every 15 minutes or so. And by a good long while, I mean for a year and a half! He's slowed down over the last few months; originally he would hit the window every 30 - 60 seconds. I can only hope it's because by now he's suffered severe brain damage, which impedes his ability to aim correctly for the window :) Sadly, he's not so brain damaged that he cannot sense my cat stalking him.

3:26 AM  
Blogger The MacBean Gene said...

Thanks, Betty

Where we work down in Stuart there was a bird which did the same thing. Evidently ours was not as hard headed as your Cardinal because it no longer is seen. We have birds occasionally fly into our glass doors and either knock themselves sensless for a few moments of don't survive. As I think back there was one suicidal Cardinal. I guess persistance is epidemic over at the Pector homestead.

4:40 AM  
Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Beautiful birds, the Cardinals. I've never seen any in real life since we don't have them over here. Love the red colors.

even though it's cold here now and snowy, the birds has started to sound a little. they think it should be spring soon.... I agree....

11:59 AM  
Blogger benning said...


I never knew they were ground-feeders. I learn something new every day ... or a lot of days! LOL

3:56 PM  

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