This is the first time that I have seen a Northern Cardinal, male with a spotted tail. The bottom photo is how the Cardinal tail should look.
I have been gone a while. My husband, Jimmy had been fighting Cancer. It started in 2015, in July 18th 2019 he passed away from the cancer. My heart is broken now. He is up in Heaven watching over me now.
I hope to start putting out blogs again with pictures at my web site. Always, Ella Clem.
The cardinals mating season begins in March. The male will protect his breeding area from any male that shows up. One of the ways that the males will court the females is by feeding her food. Northern Cardinals
The Dove said to the Cardinal, " Lets race over to that large tree, I bet I will win." The cardinal said, " What do you want to bet? A few peanuts?
Mourning Dove and Northern Cardinal, male.
Woodpecker and the Cardinal was talking about who should leave first.
The Cardinal was there first, then the Woodpecker flew down to join him.
Northern Cardinal & Hairy Woodpecker, males.
Birds can tell when bad weather will be coming in their area by feeling the changes in air pressure. They will start eating more food to fatten up for cold weather. By having cold blood in their feet and a type of scales on their legs and feet they lose only a small amount of heat when they are standing on something cold. Their down feathers trap air, helping to keep the cold air from its skin. Northern Cardinal, male