Saturday, October 13, 2018

Northern Cardinal...

Photo by Barry Wallace
Here's a young Northern Cardinal (left) pestering its parent for food at a feeder in our backyard.   Both its parents are still feeding it, but it can also feed itself if it gets desperate enough.  Cardinals can have two to three, even four broods a year.   I believe this youngster is from a second brood.
Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace


  1. Cardinal pestering parent for food, yup that was my summer of 2018 in my backyard. The starlings are my favorite, they nest, fledge and leave lickety-split like they were never there. I like that.

  2. Thanks for the comment, James. You're quite right. It's an insight I had not really grasped before.