Thursday, July 25, 2013

Young Cardinals Going Strong

Our Class of 2013 Northern Cardinals continue to look good---and alive---as we knock on the door to August.  I believe we have at least two juveniles on the property and these birds are doing just nicely adapting to the feeder system and the challenges of getting seeds in the face of a mob of House Finches.  One seems to prefer the back platform feeder, the other the scratch ground on the opposite side of the house.  It won't be long before the dark juvenile features drop away and the birds get their adult winter plumage.  I may only see these youngster looks for a few weeks!  But we will have a good pulse of them into the winter, when Cardinals truly shine.  Can't wait!

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