About two springs ago, I got to witness this most juicy and intriguing event right from my kitchen window.
I wasn’t quite sure what was happening at the time, but soon came to realize that I was watching the courtship between two Cardinals. The male Cardinal would fly to the feeder, fetch a seed, and then back to the female that he was trying to attract and offer her the finest sunflower seed he had found.
After his prospect had accepted the seed, I’m sure it made the male Cardinal feel spectacular giving him the hope that there was more to come.
The two lingered for a while beak to beak before the male flew off once again to fetch his mate another seed.
Well the courtship is now over. I’m not sure if Mrs. Cardinal knew what she was in for.
I see her and her alone, busy taking apart my coco liners as she flies off to make a home for her and Mr. Cardinal.
It all seemed to work out in the end, because when it came to the feeding time,
It was only Mr. Cardinal I would see doing this job. So in the end they both played a very important part, in the rearing of the young cardinal.
It’s amazing the instinct that has been placed in man and in all animals, the instinct to love, to care and to share. It’s so nice to see these positive instincts being used.
And that is my juicy tale about “The Courting Cardinals.”