this morning when we woke up there was a cardinal (bird) on our porch…does this have any superstitious meaning or symbolic meaning?
Last year I occasionally saw a cardinal or two sneak up on the porch and steal dog food… This year I have seen 3 or 4 beautiful males and a female or two taking turns cleaning out the dog food bowl. Is it safe for them to eat dog food? I put out a bowl of bird food on the rail, but they ignore it. I don’t mind them eating, I enjoy their company, but I am concerned that it may not be healthy for them.
A cardinal nest is on my balcony in my ivy, they should hatch around the 21st. am i in for a lot of noise?
I also have a cat, he doesn’t bother the nest, and wont be allowed on the porch once they hatch, but with 4 relatives coming from Chicago and sleeping, well, where ever there’s space, plus a five month old. I guess i just want some background on how to handle this so everyone, including the birds are happy. And im hoping they don’t chirp all day and night…..
My cat caught a bird and it was windy so our screened in porch door flew open and he came in with it.
At first, it was laying down, head down, but breathing heavy.
Then it pulled itself up and it’s just siting there.
Now, it’s head is moving but it’s still breathing heavy. (It is reacting to sounds)
I don’t want to call anyone about this. I’m 13 years old by the way. (My Mom is out, and I’m staying by myself.)
What should I do? I also don’t want to touch it or touch anything near it, either.
I live in Indiana and I’ve noticed some weird things about the birds. First of all I haven’t seen a Blue Jay in three years, Two days ago I saw a very beautiful sparrow type bird. It was white with brown wings.Today I saw what at first glance appeared to be a male (bright Red) Cardinal. As it came closer I realized it didn’t have any of the features of a cardinal at all! If I didn’t know better I’d swear it was a RED ROBIN!What really puzzles me is that instead of avoiding or chasing away the smaller birds they all seem to be gathering on my front lawn! It was a very beautiful but quite odd sight! I’m talking sparrows,pigeons, starlings,robins and the big red bird! Does anyone know what’s going on?
I just wanted to add one more detail about the big red mystery bird. He perched outside my porch today and his "song" was a clicking sound!
I have two bird feeders on my porch in a quite semi-urban area. One is full of safflower seeds which the house finches love and the other has mixed seed. I read that house finches can be aggressive and I don’t usually see any other birds except a cardinal. Sometimes there are as many as 12 finches on the porch.
I was in my yard sitting on my porch and I saw a cardinal feeding something I went over there and felt in the nest surrounded by thorns.
Ten i felt something warm and it was a 1 or 2 week old bird.I showed my mom and she said i could raise it myself.I feed it chicken with baby food and water it also is growing well.I keep it in a box wrapped up in up in a towel.So I need your advice what else am i missing?
I am interested mainly in finches, Cardinals and Robins. Finches built a nest on our porch. The first three small birds left just a few days ago and the finches look like they coming back maybe for another family. Also we saw a young female Cardinal trying to carry a tiny twig as if to build a nest How old would it have to be before it mated. Can a bird be born in the spring and mate that summer?
Why did the birds quit coming to my bird feeder? It used to attract everything in the woods but nothing now.?
I had the birdfeeder in a tree at first but had to take it down because of squirrels – turkeys, etc. Everything jumped from my porch into the feeder. I then hung the feeder in another tree. I put a homemade baffle on it (a large plastic planter with a hole drilled in the middle). The "baffle" came to the middle of the feeder and larger birds (Northern Cardinals) couldn’t get to the seed. I saw everything in the feeder including squirrels. I changed the baffle so I can see the birds better and to let the larger birds in and to maybe prevent the squirrels from getting in. I have not seen one bird since. It has been rainy for a few days – could that be it? Or is it the new baffle?
This bird (we think its a female cardinal) comes to my porch window and sits in a bush up against it. Then it flies into the window and lands back on the bush. This repeats over and over again for about an hour. It now started doing it to other windows on our house.
We do not want to get rid of the bird; we like birds and have a pet parakeet. What type of food can we give it to keep it satisfied? What if we opened a window one day? It sure seems like it wants inside!
It is definately a dull brownish color with a vivid orange or red beak. It’s not that we don’t want the bird on our windows, but it almost seems as if the bird enjoys it.
The bush that it sits on is maybe 6 inches or less away from the window, so it’s not like the bird could really hurt itself from hitting the window. It hops, flies into the window, then quickly turns right around and goes back to its perch on the bush.
My mom said that while I was away, it went to a different window of our house and just sat there watching us. Maybe the bird has a secret message or some underlying motivation.
What kinds of food can we leave out to keep it comfortable? I wonder if it would ‘make friends’ through the window with out parakeet. He usually gets excited when he sees other birds outside.