There was just one dove and a woodpecker having a talk about who should fly off. Then two more doves showed up to see what was going on. The woodpecker stood its ground, even when she was outnumbered. The three doves flew off, leaving the woodpecker by herself to hunt for food.
Red-bellied Woodpecker, female and three Mourning Doves
The cardinals mating season begins in March. The male will protect his breeding area from any other male cardinal that shows up.
Northern Cardinals, males
We watched the female and male flying over to this tree several times. What they were doing on the tree was watching for anything that moves in the grass.
When they spotted something they would fly down and grab the insect and fly back to the tree to eat it.
Eastern Bluebird, male