Northern Cardinals, House Finches and a couple of Mourning Doves were all partying at my neighbor’s patio bird feeder a few days ago. We are seeing more and more migratory songbirds here so I am happy when I am able to get pictures of a group of these birds. I took these pictures on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
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The Northern Cardinals are seed-eaters and also occasionally enjoy nuts, and berries or fruit. Sunflower seeds are considered prime treats for Northern Cardinals. They also like suet a little bit – especially the suet with apples or other fruits embedded within the cake. These beautiful songbirds often will come to bird feeders. They seem to also hunt on lawns quite often. These birds especially enjoy perching in lower branches or in large shrubbery.
The hen is a rusty brown in color while the male is bright red. The juvenile male looks quite similar to the female adult. The cardinals often will be seen in small flock family groups where there will be two males and two or three hens. Occasionally the extra males will just be eager suitors.
I took the pictures of the Cardinals on Thursday morning, October 6, 2016. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
A family of Northern Cardinal birds has made its home in the shrubbery along my street here recently. The neighbor’s bird feeder and bird bath are big draws for a lot of songbirds now. It has been hot and stormy so the birds like to grab a snack and cool off in that inviting bird bath water.
The cardinals eat seeds and sometimes enjoy an insect or two but mostly are seed and nut eating birds. A more distant neighbor on the next street over has a small flower garden with a couple of Sunflowers that are now blooming. The birds are really going to go wild over that! So many lovely little songbirds now. I am enjoying getting to do some bird watching in between thunderstorms! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that particular photo. Enjoy!
A hen Northern Cardinal, a Palm Warbler, and a small flock of White Ibises were all visitors to my yards this past week. I took the pictures of the cardinal and warbler from inside my home through the window. The Ibises had taken advantage of the rainy weather to seek out grubs and worms in the lawn. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
That gigantic flock of Cedar Waxwings returned a few days ago to the large Juniper Tree here on my street. This time the flock returned to ripe or over ripe berries festooning the branches of the tree. Because these berries do ferment when overly ripe, the birds can sometimes get intoxicated from ingesting them! Lots of really big loop de loops in the skies. I believe the birds came out OK though and did not get harmed by this.
I also noticed a family of Northern Cardinals across the way on the roof of a home here. I also noticed a Carolina Wren and probably what was a Palm Warbler near the Northern Cardinal.
Some of the homes are seasonal and this one has not had proper maintenance as evidenced by the saplings growing in the rain gutter. It is not uncommon in Florida to see this when the gutters get clogged with leaves and wind or birds drop seeds on the roof. The birds were hunting for insects and also seeds on the roof. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
A duo of Northern Cardinals were flitting around between trees and a decorative iron fence at our local park last week. I so enjoy hearing their singing and seeing these beauties! The hen is the rusty-brown bird and the male is that brilliant red colored bird.
These two likely are a mated pair as both were together a lot. It is now nesting season so the pair likely are now busily building their nest. I am really glad to live close to a beautiful park with lovely songbirds, owls, and herons (koi too!). Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
This male Northern Cardinal was flying between the shrubbery and the thickly leafed Magnolia Tree where I took its picture. The little Black-capped Chickadee was trying to find a tasty bite up in the Live Oak in my front yard. My front yard is very shady as I have two large Oaks and a medium-sized Magnolia. On that humid cloudy day the birds were hiding in deep shady leaves. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. I took these pictures on August 6, 2014 in my yard and also across the street near a rainfall retention basin. Enjoy!
I took these pictures of a pair of nesting Northern Cardinals on Monday, April 21, 2014 near my home. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!