Our little piece of the planet has been a fine place indeed for Northern Cardinals. For years they've enjoyed all they could ask: tangly vines, plenty of cover, and lots of sunflower and safflower seeds. Multiple pairs breed in the immediate area every year and youngsters seem to be growing up just fine. They are even so pleased with the arrangements they are confidently out all hours of the day. Some of my peers don't tend to see them so much in broad daylight. I don't know if we can do better, but I am mindful that our native vegetation program may yield some cardinal-friendly species, especially among seed- and fruit bearers. We shall see what comes. For now, it is a cardinal happy place!
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!