That’s what the Frog & PenguINN backyard songbirds seem to be doing, despite repeated sightings of a predator. Yesterday’s post showed images of the sharp-shinned hawk that’s taken up residence in this area. And, it’s NOT looking for a home, but is looking for a meal.
That’s why our feeders were not filled today in hopes the songbirds would not come around. Also, rain was forecast so a refill would get rather soggy. Nonetheless, THIS was what I saw outside our kitchen window in the crepe myrtle early this afternoon.
A treeful of female cardinals. None of these images have been altered, and the cardinals tend to blend in among the branches, but I counted at least 6 females . . .Not to be outdone, a treeful of male cardinals then appeared. Again, no alterations to these images; however, the male cardinals bright coloration makes them easier to spot . . .While I was shooting these images, I saw was a rush of feathers. You guessed it, the hawk made a fly-by. The birds quickly dispersed. but soon were back again . . .Seems that Grenville and I are more worried about their safety.