Feeder behavior

Day-to-day, when I’m watching birds at our feeders, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the behavior that some birds display. Since we received over a foot and half of snow this weekend, it has been interesting to watch the female northern cardinal search for seeds in the new snow cover.

The male seems to have no problem flying over to the tray on our large tube feeder but she is always more reluctant to do so, and with the snow cover, buries her head completely trying to get seeds. I have seen her up on the tray a couple of times, but more often than not she sticks to the ground as is typical of cardinal behavior.

Noticing the details of bird behavior is part of the fun. Take some time and watch how birds behave at your feeders.

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