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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 have bird seed and baked goods for food in the yard constantly. Its vey cold and snow covered here in Michigan. I am getting mostly sparrows, cardinals, blue jays ,blackbirds,starlings, morning doves and junco.Someone told me all I am doing is supplementing their diet, that they are wild birds, know how to survive and find other food. When I put the seed and food on the ground they are usually there within seconds. Am I supplementing their food or is it primary souce ?
It’s been one of those days.
I was sitting in the bay window and kind of watching a Cardinal outside, pecking around. Apparently my bedroom window was open (it’s on the basement level with a shelf along the wall, and my cats sunbathe there as well as use it as a door during the day), and my Siamese pounced the poor thing.
Seeing it happen, naturally, I had a mild panic and ran out and saved the thing. His wings seem alright, he’s hopping around, but he lost some feathers and on the whole seems like he needs to recuperate for a day or ten.
I’ve already called my local rehabilitation centre, but it’s past 7PM on a Sunday- no one’s around. I figure I’ll have better luck tomorrow, but I’m worried about how to keep him comfortable through the night. I know nothing about this other than keeping wild birds is illegal and a trained professional would have more success than me in any case.
Any advice would be great– I’m feeling really guilty about the whole ordeal! ):
He passed away around a half hour ago, probably from external injuries. I feel pretty bad about it, but given that it was thundering outside and raining and he was probably a bit more comfortable in a quiet part of the house than he would’ve been out there, it isn’t so bad.
Thanks for your advice, guys. (: I don’t think there was anything I could’ve done that I did not do.
we have a lot of chickens and we feed the wild birds too. the little birds come to the hanging feeders cardinals dont because they like the ground. they are my favorite birds, so how could i feed them and keep the chickens not locked up in the day?
I’m not talking about super stale, just a bit, I like to feed my birds (wild birds, sparrows cardinals, doves) a seed mix but sometimes put out stale bread, just wondering if its ok.
I made a wooden birdhouse for the enjoyment of watching baby birds grow. I want to know HOW to get wild birds like cardinals and house finches to lay eggs in the bird house. Are they not laying in it because it has human scent on it? I put one of them in a tangled bush where dozens of house finches always stay, I put the other in an easy to get to spot deep in a big pine tree in my backyard. Any suggestions on where to put if that would help with the egg laying?
Can wild birds be fed seed meant for pet birds? I have blue jays,cardinals,sparrows,and european starlings mostly outside, and was wondering if I can feed them pet bird seed? I noticed some canary seed has color enhancing red coloring in the seed and i’m guessing this will help the cardinals be brighter color. What bird food for what species if it’s ok should I buy for them as a treat?
This is the first time I’ve ever seen something like this. At our bird feeder there is a cardinal that is completely barren of all feathers from its neck up. It really looks bizarre. It is definitely a cardinal too, one that’s been local for a while. But all of a sudden it has no feathers on its head.
Do wild birds pick their feathers when distressed or upset, like caged birds do? (Although it’s strange how he’d be able to do that… usually caged birds pick every feather BUT their heads, because they can’t get to those.)
Or is it a sign of some kind of mite problem? If so, is there anything we can do to help it out? (Medicine on the seed, etc.?) I just feel so bad for it. It looks terrible, like a vulture.
we feed the birds in our back yard every day. there are blue jays, cardinals, humming birds, etc. but there is this bird that has grayish-brown body with a big red mark on top of his head. is that a wild bird or somebody’s pet? is there any wild birds that have a red mark on their head? i live on long island(just to let you know about the location)