Some Birds I have seen On Our
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Cardinal

Frame clipped from video Panasonic GS-15 at BSB (6/30/2005)

Cardinal - seen July 17, 2003 behind BSB. I heard this bird first and then saw it in the trees behind BSB.

May 2004, they have a nest in a tree in the parking lot behind our building.  They are very wary of people.

 
Frames clipped from video Panasonic GS-15 (2005)

April 5, 2005, I was able to get some video of the Cardinal.

On June 30 and July 1 of 2005 I saw the Cardinal.  On the 30th it was in the Service Berry tree and on the 1st he was across the street on the phone wires.  The lead image in this section was taken on the 30th.  The following were clipped when he was sitting on the wires.  You see a male with it's crest down and then up.

 
Frames clipped from video Panasonic GS-15 (2005)

 

On Friday August 5, 2005 in the early evening I saw this young male Cardinal at Fine Arts.  There is a group of them in this area - I can hear them but rarely see them.  This bird was rustling in the bushes with a group of House Sparrows (there are a lot of House Sparrows around).  It flew up into one of the birch trees and I was able to get these images.
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Frames clipped from video Panasonic GS-15 (2005)

On March 12, 2006, I found a pair of Cardinals in a small tree by the tennis courts.  This is an area full of Sparrows.  In the same tree was a pair of Mockingbirds.  I put some raisons down but they didn't eat.  My guess is that they are newly arrived.  Both pairs were not nervous with me around and I was able to get the closest images of Cardinals yet.
 

On March 31, 2006 as I was coming into the BSB about 8 AM I saw two Cardinals in the Service Berry trees behind BSB.  One was in a tree on the Northwest corner of the building while the other was toward the East side of the back door.  Neither was very afraid of me.  I'm sorry I didn't have any peanuts for them.

Often the Cardinals can be found between the Gym and Fine Arts during the spring of 2006.  I have heard them singing but normal the peep noise they make gives them away.

 

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Frames clipped from video Panasonic GS-19 (1/4/2007).  Mouse click on the image to see a video.

Around lunch time January 4, 2007 I took a short walk over to Johnson Park to look for Hawks.  There weren't any so I continued on to the next block where the Martin Luther King Daycare Center is.  In the park next to it (where I got my first Brown Thrush picture) I noticed a couple Mockingbirds.  They where bug hunting on the ground and moving the same way Robin move when they hunt.  They ignored me.  Further down the block I noticed some movement and captured these images of Cardinals frolicking in the nice weather.  In the last image here the bird was chewing on something.

 

 

Cardinal at Fine Arts with Ruby-crowned Kinglet
 

Late Friday afternoon March 21, 2008 while walking over to the Robeson Library, I heard this Cardinal singing at the top of a Birch tree by Fine Arts.  I pulled out my camera to try to get some of the vocals.  Just as I did this two people walked across the quad area and disturbed the bird.  It didn't move.  It just stopped singing.  I waited for a few seconds to see if it would start again but it didn't.  But at the same time, I noticed a strange peeping sound from the bushes next to me.  A moment later a Ruby-crowned Kinglet came from that area and flew into a large tree in the quad.  I got some breif clips of it - they are quick and don't sit still for long.  On my way back from the library I heard the Cardinal again but could not see it.

 

 

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