Nice red birdie… A beautiful northern cardinal visited the bird feeder this morning. I’ve always wanted to film a cardinal from up close, and this time it worked. The bird stayed on the bird feeder for about 3 minutes, which was long enough to get a nice look at it. Birdwatching is fun… It’s nothing like playing “angry birds”. Northern cardinal is the state bird of Illinois. From Wikipedia: The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American bird in the genus Cardinalis; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It is found in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps. The Northern Cardinal is a mid-sized songbird with a body length of 21 centimeters (8.3 inches). It has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black in the male and gray in the female. The male is a vibrant red, while the female is a dull red-brown shade. The Northern Cardinal is mainly granivorous, but also feeds on insects and fruit. The male behaves territorially, marking out his territory with song. During courtship, the male feeds seed to the female beak-to-beak. A clutch of three to four eggs is laid, and two to four clutches are produced each year. It was once prized as a pet, but its sale as cage birds is now banned in the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. The Northern Cardinal is one of three …
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This video is shot with a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon 50mm f1.8 lens. I was surprised how many different types of birds showed up! If anyone can itentify the types of birds other than the cardinals that would be great!
Mother nature steps in to boldly change the plotline of my video. No birds were harmed making this video…at least not by me.
Please help. I put up a bird feeder, hoping to attract cardinals.
At first, I used black sunflower seeds. I got a few cardinals. But I also got tons of sparrows and doves. Swarms of sparrows in particular took over the feeder.
So I emptied the feeder and waited a week. Then I used safflower seeds instead. Same results.
Then I tried the "magic halo", which is supposed to keep sparrows away. It didn’t work at all.
So can anybody recommend a feeder that will attract cardinals but not sparrows? Thanks!
It sounds like the Cardinal in this video tells the other birds in the Bird Feeder to Get Out. He isnt very social for sure.
I recently bought my first bird feeder. The man I bought it from advised me on what types of seed to buy. I remember him saying that cardinals especially like those black sunflower seeds. We have cardinals here and I like seeing them outside my kitchen windows, so I bought a big bag of black sunflower seeds and put them in the bird feeder. I haven’t seen any birds use my feeder until today. I saw a few brown sparrows (I think) fly up to the feeder and then fly off, but I haven’t seen any birds since. I would have thought they’d have spread the word about a new feeder in town! Now I’m wondering if they don’t like those black sunflower seeds. Did I misunderstand the guy? Did he mean they will only attract cardinals? Thanks!
Curiosity question for all?? Would you describe your surroundings as you answer questions on R&S? I sit at a?
window looking out at a garden and there is a Cardinal eating out of my bird feeder. Are you aware or unaware of the beauty around you? Are you in the dark basement or something? LOL I know many of you work; but this is the week-end.
Caught a glimpse of nature today right outside the office window…bird on left acts all tough for the first min and a half not sure what is wrong with his beak(freak beak) – at 1:33, the cardinal enters the scene(musial) – a bit later the musial tries to feed freak beak…weird scene!
So, I want to add a bird feeder, and I want to know what kind of nuts the birds would be most interested in feeding on. I know Cardinals like seeds and berries, so would they like grapes? And would roasted peanuts be dangerous for them, or would it not? The roasted peanuts have salt on them. Is that okay? Also, what would chickadees, robins, and morning doves like?