Look Outside my Window!

Welcome to my window, we are going to look outside where my backyard is and find out if there is any bird activity. Take a look on the right hand side a juvenile female Northern Cardinal is waiting for her turn to get her meal from the feeder clay saucer. L-048She’s still young, notice her bill is still dark and eventually will turn red with a bit more age. She is young and very pretty! The cardinals families in my backyard are numerous. They are local residents for many years.

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After spending  many days in the backyard, most Brown-headed Cowbirds were gone about 2 weeks ago and suddenly about a dozen of them returned.L-049 If you take a look at this couple, they are as always looking involved in a marital quarrel, males are very bossy and short tempered. You can easily sense that looking at them while they share some seeds from one of the deck’s feeders.

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If you look up a bit you can see a handsome male House Finch perched on a branch, most likely keeping an eye on the family not very far from there. They are very united and families are close neat members. L-050They care very much for the safety of their kin. Very likable birds, love to feed in groups. These birds build their nests anywhere that may offer a private place with apparent safe shelter, it could be a bush, a hole in a wall, a hollow tree, all shoes, a fallen flower pot, etc.

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Note: The bonus is this time a Silver Spotted Skipper, another specie that visits my front porch’s Butterfly Bush.L-051


Text and photographs © HJ Ruiz – Avian101

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