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College of Cardinals

About one half hour before sunset, if I’m home, I like to treat the cardinals in my neck of the woods to safflower seed. Anticipating the ‘feast’, they line up in the trees, waiting for me to put clumps of seeds on the railings of our deck.

While not able to capture on camera the shear large number of birds that come out for the occasion, today I counted about 15 taking part.

I call it a meeting of the “College of Cardinals”. It’s interesting— the male cardinals take over first and then the females come by to eat afterwards.

“The College of Cardinals”
Northern Cardinals as seen from our window