Category Archives: Cardinal

Wrens and Cardinals Eat Mealworms?

None of these pictures I’m going to share are that great, but since I haven’t posted in a while, and I’ve witnessed something I think is a little unusual, I hope you’ll bare with me. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I put out live mealworms for […]

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Backyard Birds At Feeding Time Video

I created a small video collage of some of the backyard birds I have at feeding time.  Feeding time is around 6 p.m., where I fill the bird feeder with Black Oil Sunflower Seed, sprinkle some Nut and Berry Seed, and put out a few mealworms. While I have no idea where some of these […]

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Birds And Mulberry Tree

I bought a yet another new fruit tree last year, a Pakistan Mulberry. It’s a wonderful berry tree, with long, dark red fruit.  Mine produces fruit twice a year.  That doesn’t mean I get to harvest much fruit twice a year as the birds tend to go after the fruit as soon as it has […]

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Male Northern Cardinal On Fence

Don’t tell the songbirds that it’s still Winter, because with these near 80 degree temperatures we’ve been having they are beginning to think it is Spring.  Of all the songbirds I have in my yard, the Cardinal is the most abundant.  The male Cardinals are beginning to look really colorful in their bright red feathers […]

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Doves, Cardinals, and Hummingbirds In The Birdstream

The disappearing bird stream I built is really starting to attract some visitors.  In these 4 video clips, you’ll see several Cardinals taking a bird bath, some Eurasian Collared Doves bathing and drinking, and at the end, if you look towards the back of the video where the Hummingbird feeder is located, you’ll see a […]

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First Shots From The Brickhouse Bird Blind

Although I didn’t get to spend much time in my new backyard bird blind, I did get to spend a little and I enjoyed it.  I was just a little too close to the feeder, but I love the detail in the shots. First up is the Red Bellied Woodpecker.  I’m pretty sure there is […]

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Disappearing Bird Stream Construction Stage Three

I’m now on stage 3 of my disappearing bird stream.  I’ve finished most of the actual layout.  I still need to mortar the rocks, get a ton of mulch for the whole area, and do some more landscaping. I had delivered 3000 pounds of moss rock, and smaller amounts of river pebbles and pond rock […]

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Melvin The Cowbird Fed By Mother Cardinal

I saw Melvin again today.  He (actually it’s looking like a she) doesn’t look like a Cardinal at all now.  It’s day 13 for Melvin. Because it’s so hot down here, many of the birds are flocking to my bird fountains to get a drink, and that includes Melvin. Later Melvin begged his adopted mother […]

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I Think Melvin Is A Cowbird Not A Cardinal

I’ll start with the good news.  Melvin became a fledgling today.  He actually left the nest.  He didn’t travel far, just down a few branches, but I still think that qualifies him as a fledgling.  It’s also his eleventh day since he hatched, so that would be right on schedule. Now for the not so […]

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Is Melvin A Cardinal Or A Cowbird?

I’m really confused.  I’m wondering if Melvin is really a Cardinal or might he be a Cowbird? I was asked the other day how I discovered the Cardinal’s nest.  It was then that I recalled that I saw two broken egg shells (from what looked like two different type birds) near where the nest is […]

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Melvin The Baby Cardinal Eyes Begin To Open On Day 6

Today is Melvin’s 6th day.  His (I say he, but it could be a she) eyes are just beginning to open. As I’ve mentioned in the my last few posts about Melvin, his father is taking a very active role in his feeding. Here’s Papa Cardinal bringing in some food for Melvin.  It looks like […]

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