Date: 5/23/20 9:10 am From: marion clark (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: My first posting - hope it's "worthy"
Ditto and thanks to Irvin! This is a very articulate description of comparative bird behavior which is really helpful in learning. What a great way to spend time during a pandemic. I look forward to meeting you at a future CBC meeting!
Marion Clark, Lexington, SC
On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 6:52 PM <pittsjam...> < <pittsjam...> wrote:
> Peggy, > I enjoyed reading your "first post"! > > Irvin Pitts > Lexington, SC > > ------------------------------ > *From: *"Carolinabirds Listserve" <carolinabirds...> > *To: *"Carolinabirds Listserve" <carolinabirds...> > *Sent: *Friday, May 22, 2020 3:27:27 AM > *Subject: *My first posting - hope it's "worthy" > > Like most backyard birders, I have some cardinals that are regulars > morning and evening. I was late tending to my platform feeder this morning > and there was a cardinal hovering by the window to let me know this. I've > seen hummingbirds do that but not a cardinal. Not wanting to upset one of > my best customer, I immediately took care of the feeder. The next time I > looked, the whole family was there. Today was th e day to teach the young > birds how to eat seed on their own and where to find an easy meal. The > begging quivering of the young ones lasted only a short time before they > were all surrounding the pile of fresh seed. Then his attention turned > toward the female cardinal sitting on the sidelines and he fed her some > seed as well. There were also etiquette/survival lessons to be learned: who > goes first, when to retreat to a corner of the large platform, when to > leave the vicinity (for a few minutes) I believe that these were all > normal behaviors, but all very special to see. It was even more > heart-warning to be sought-after for the big day for this bird family. > Peggy Helms > In the middle of nowhere, near Bentonville, NC > >
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