I’m posting these photos specifically for Angie and Marilyn who indicated in the comments of my Wordful Wednesday post that they had never seen a cardinal in real life. These photos show a male cardinal. (You can click on them to view a larger version of them.)
Also, I mentioned that cardinals chirp very regularly. It seems that they frequently will chirp while they are feeding at the bird feeder (and/or at the dog’s dish). After listening to several videos of cardinals “singing,” I’m determined to try and capture the tweets/chirps that we hear from these cardinals. As they approach the deck area (right outside our back door), they chirp. Then, while they are eating, they continue to chirp. I don’t know if they’re saying, “I’m here eating now. See me?” — or what. 🙂 I need to do some more research on them, I guess.
What is your experience with cardinals? Do they often chirp when eating at bird feeders near your home? If so, what type of chirp is it?