For the past few nights one of our neighborhood mockingbirds has been visiting our suet feeders after the blackbirds leave for the night. He hasn’t quite gotten the hang of perching, though! Occasionally he is joined by the bright red cardinal, who also enjoys having the feeder to himself late in the evening. We haven’t seen the female cardinal again.
Goldy had two cardinal visitors today…and I got this wonderful picture of both of them together! We asked them to please make a nest in our trees!
This afternoon a flock of brown-headed cowbirds joined our regular red-winged blackbirds at the feeder. We didn’t even notice until the new customers started singing, and it sounded very different than our usual afternoon regulars. The male birds pigged out at the feeder, leaving the poor female birdies (like the one below) to sit in the trees and forage on the ground. These birds need to learn some manners!