Male Northern Cardinals graced the Live Oaks here in my yard and in a Live Oak across the street. There are three older juvenile male Northern Cardinals living in the shrubbery in the front yard across the street. I saw the three fly up to the trees next door here and tracked them to my own trees. Sometimes older juvenile males cooperate and live around one another. Later in their lives, they go their own way.
I have not seen any hens but I am sure some are here. My next door neighbor has both a bird bath and a bird feeder so the birds are well taken care of here. I am looking into putting up a feeder of my own soon. I took these photographs on Oct. 12, 2104. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
A pair of Northern Cardinals has made their home in the Oak Trees just at the shoreline of the pond. They love to come to the bird feeder to grab some sunflower seeds, millet, or cracked corn. Soon these birds will be nesting. Cardinals or Red Birds, make devoted parents. Both the male and the female do a lot of the work of raising the fledgelings. These lovely birds are year around residents here in Cumberland County, Tennessee. By the way, the female is the brown-ish one with red highlights and the bright red one is the male. Juveniles of both genders look a lot like the adult female, but look younger and much less confident. The pair in these pictures are adult birds. I took these pictures on April 7, 2012, and also on 14, 2012, in my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
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