Cardinals (Male and Female); Black-Capped Chickadee

red cardinal male; female is brown
A red male cardinal and a female brown cardinal visited my backyard yesterday, after we had about 5 inches of snowfall the day before. I enjoy the cardinals’ visits – they usually come as a pair. I had filled my bird feeder, and they found it quickly. The day before we had blue jays visiting. I think blue jays will scare away other birds while they are in the vicinity.

black capped chickadee
The black-capped chickadee pictured here visited in December.

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8 thoughts on “Cardinals (Male and Female); Black-Capped Chickadee

  • Hello Leora, I am sure with all the snow around the birds appreciate the filled feeders. Cute Chickadee and I love the cardinals. While in Florida I am not feeding the birds, I do have some of the same birds though and a few new yardbirds. Enjoy your day, happy Tuesday

  • Cardinals bring back memories of our live when we lived in the east. I have vivid memories of a snow covered bush with a flock of cardinals in it. It was a beautiful sight. 😊

  • Fascinating that in order to do bird-watching, you don’t have to go any further than your backyard! We Manhattan denizens don’t usually have that experience at least not unless we are fortunate enough to have a terrace or backyard!

    • Hi, Rebecca, and welcome to Nature Notes! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone post who lives in a big city in Nature Notes (bird watcher or otherwise), but yes, if you have a window bird feeder, you can watch the birds. You don’t need a terrace, just a window (you would have to open it to fill the feeder – mine is on my garage, so I go outside in the back).

  • I love these photos. I have several cardinal photos taken years ago, both male and female. I love the female cardinals, there is something about them that I like better than the males. Nice on the chickadee. Great photos!

  • I love the cardinals and the fact that they stay together all year round. I am sure that all the birds appreciate the sunflower seeds you put out in this weather especially. The jays are loud and some birds may stay out of their way because of that. Nice to see you in Nature Notes… Michelle

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