Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Crazy Cardinal

This video clip is not from my iPhone but I wanted to share it with you.

The back of our house is a long garden room with wall to wall windows. Probably you have seen it in some of my pictures. I have a number of bird feeders hanging outside the windows and pretty sun catchers on the inside. It is a pleasant room that looks over the flowers in out back garden. As a result, we have a lot of birds to watch.

Beginning last February a handsome male Cardinal moved in and decided that our back garden was his private sanctuary. He doesn't bother the other birds but he allows no other male cardinal into his territory. He and his sweetheart have nested in one of our maple trees and raised a nice family.

None of this is particularly noteworthy except that he regards his own reflection in our many windows as a rival and attacks the glass. He does this every day from dawn to dusk. We assumed that he would get over it eventually but here it is in mid October and he is still at it. If he had any brains he would have bashed them out by now. We really don't notice the constant pecking noise anymore. He doesn't seem to mind our coming and going but I do hesitate to go out in the back garden wearing red.


Elleona said... [Reply to comment]


Heureusement que je peux prendre la traduction en français !
Nous, nous avons des mésanges dans le jardin. J'aime beaucoup ce petit oiseau.

Je vais essayer de mettre google traduction sur mon site... mais je ne suis pas douée !