|A Cardinal Enjoying a Meal|
|Two Male Cow Birds Trying to Impress the Female|
Bird watching is a fun activity for our family, especially our children. I have a feeder on the deck outside the kitchen window and while we eat, we watch the birds. It helps the children not just in learning bird names, but with their memory skills. They also observe and learn about animal behavior. We have seen a variety of interesting things, from mama birds feeding babies, to mating rituals, to a Cardinal feeding a Cow Bird fledgling that they were raising (Cow Birds use host nests to leave their eggs).
Why not put a feeder out and see what you can attract?
|The Rosebreasted Grossbeaks stop by every year on their way north.|
|Out of focus--darn!|