Hey Mary, it looks like I've got an extra RB Grosbeak, so I'll be sending one of these guys your way this weekend!
Friday, May 2, 2008
Unusual Bird Behavior
I saw a couple of different birds this afternoon doing some things that aren't normally associated with their particular species, so I thought that I would share them with you (since I had no new migrants to photograph).
Here's a little goldfinch in my crabapple tree. Can you tell what he's doing? (look closely at his left foot)
I had to get the binoculars to confirm, but he's eating one of the remaining dried up crabapple fruits from last fall! I had no idea that goldfinches would eat fruit, did you? Apparently he hasn't noticed the 3 feeders I have filled with nyjer seed.
The other day, I moved my peanut wreath to the crabapple tree right outside the dining room window. Here's what I saw this afternoon:
Did you know cardinals like peanuts? Did this cardinal even know what was inside the shell?
I managed to capture this short video of the cardinal trying to get a peanut out of the wreath. That short, stout beak is useful for cracking seeds, but sure isn't very handy when trying to reach inside the ring and grasp something as big as a peanut.