Cardinal perches for a minute at the bird feeder © 2005 Zach Glenwright
I live in VA and know I can buy the cardinals food for the winter (sunflower seeds, I’m pretty sure). What other bird seed should I buy for my outdoor feeders?
With this brutal winter right now , how would birds (like the ones I’m feeding in my back yard daily)survive. I get mostly sparrows and a few cardinals and junco to the feeding area daily consisting of seeds and wheat bread. What would they do for food in these conditions if not for people ?
cardinals are birds that spend the winter in Maryland. Many people feed them sunflower seeds during the winter
months. some of the carbohydrates in the cardinal’s diet come from these seeds. describe:
-the building blocks of carbohydrates
- how the sunflowers produce carbohydrates
-how carbohydrates are used by living organisms
3/15/2011 Found a Red Cardinal outside our door eating our old pumpkin Seeds here in Marine City MI. It was a beautiful Sight and a good reason i left it there since Halloween.
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?
This bird has been coming to my feeders for about a month now.It’s been hanging with a flock of sparrows.It’s about the size of a cardinal,does what the sparrows do,just hangs out mostly on the ground,eating seeds. It has a finch-like bill ( but it isn’t a grosbeak),it’s a gray color with some streaking on the head and breast.I am stymied,as I can not find it in any of my bird books. Can anyone tell me what it is?
Oh,sorry! I’m in NE Ohio,and I think it’s too big to be a warbler,and it’s beak is so finch-like.Also,it eats seeds,unlike warblers, which are insectivores.
mccalley – no,a sora is more of a shorebird,and all of the finches are ones that I’ve seen. It sort of reminds me if a cowbird,but it’s the wrong color.
Dot! – No wonder it reminded me of a cowbird!! That’s what it is! Probably hangs with the sparrows because it was raised by sparrows,since cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. I’ve never seen a juvenile one that I know of,but now I know what they look like! Thank you!
How do I get Red Cardinals and song birds to visit my yard and feeder. I put out seed with fruit and berries. I also change feeder and clean ( water cleaning only) out old seeds. I also have water set out
I finally got squirrels out of my hanging feeder but now I have a new problem. What I believe to be Mourning Doves fly to my feeder and just sit in it feasting on the seeds. The dove will clean out the entire feeder in about 30 minutes and I can’t afford to feed them too! How can I keep them out but still attract the Cardinals, Wrens, Chickadees, etc. that I want?