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Migratory bird populations have taken a nose dive in the past 40 years. But you can help bring their numbers back by creating beneficial, beautiful and fun habitats in your own backyard. Discover favorite plants and environments that shelter and feed colorful songbirds, as well as how to make them feel welcome by offering their preferred natural foods.

Grandma Pearl
(Connie Smith)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Northern Cardinal in Winter Plumage

Image by Grandma Pearl
This beautiful male Northern Cardinal is still decked out in his winter plumage.  Even though it's the first of March, here in the Northeast winter seems to be hanging on tight!  He'll soon be displaying mate feeding behavior, and searching for a suitable place in which to nest.  Cardinals prefer thorny thickets, rose bushes, vine-covered trellises or dense shrubs to nest and keep their youngsters safe from would-be predators. 

1 comment:

rusticbarnwoodbirdhouses.com said...

Cardinals are my favorite birds, next to blue jays. Grandma Pearl