If you look carefully at this male cardinal, you will notice he has something in his mouth.
If you get a little closer, it seems to be a seed in his mouth. Will he eat this now or store it for later or for a family member? I do not know. But I do know that every time I fill my bird feeder, I have a variety of birds coming to visit. Most are sparrows, but I do get pairs of male and female cardinals.
Speaking of female cardinals, here is a girl cardinal hanging on a telephone wire.
Here she is again, this time on the side of the roof of our garage.
And here is her boyfriend cardinal, strutting his stuff.
Last time I posted Nature Notes I featured bees on sedum. Here’s another view of bees enjoying the red sedum that blooms late summer or early fall.
If you look carefully at this photo, you will see a bird enjoying the seeds of my echinacea flowers. Is it a goldfinch? Last time I saw a bird on those flowers, I am pretty sure I saw a pretty yellow with a bit of black goldfinch.