Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cardinal Update

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!

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