Northern Cardinals have been living in the grove of trees next to the pond this season. I often see the male at the feeder and am now occasionally seeing the female there at the feeder as well. The cardinals really love Sunflower seeds and also Millet.The male is the one with the bright red feathers and black mask on its face over the eyes. The female is a reddish-brown with a faint darker brown mask on her face. It is now nesting season so in coming weeks we surely will be seeing juveniles with the devoted parents. I took these pictures on April 30, 2012, May 3, 2012, and again on May 8, 2012 in my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
May 11, 2012