It’s time to find a mate. I caught this pretty fellow plucking a worm or grub off the tree.
I’m so used to seeing them at the feeder, I almost didn’t get a picture of him with his prize.
I put up this “squirrel proof” feeder a few weeks ago. They love it…the squirrels must love it too…they keep trying to get at the feed but end up shooting right off. Remember the fun you used to have, sliding downhill on your bellies in the snow? Well…this one works like that..without the snow. Scroll down to past posts to see the short video.
It did take the Cardinals a few tries to figure it out. They have to fly up under the overhang, but it’s a nice dry place to sit and eat. The Titmice, a much smaller bird, had no trouble the first time. I had 8 blackbirds here this morning and none of them could figure it out. They finally left. I will be interested to see how they make out when the big flock shows up. They used to empty the feeder in a short time.
They stay here all year around, kind of like good friends. They sure add a lot of color to the area.