Friday, April 22, 2016

Renewing their Vows


Almost exactly two years ago, I wrote about the feeding rituals that Northern Cardinals display in the spring. Cardinals mate for life, and each spring they use specific feeding behaviors to refresh and strengthen their pair bonds. Read the whole thing here: http://quodlibet-sarah.blogspot.com/2014/04/to-refresh-and-strengthen.html

This year, the Cardinals that nest in and around our yard have been displaying this behavior since January – much earlier than I’ve seen before. Here’s a pretty pair that was having a breakfast date on our deck this morning:




Northen Cardinal Pair -- Ritual Feeding
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Northen Cardinal Pair -- Ritual Feeding
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Northen Cardinal Pair -- Ritual Feeding
© Quodlibet 2016 All rights reserved

Northen Cardinal Pair -- Ritual Feeding
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