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!
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!