My cardinal babies also start out brown. Mrs. Cardinal and I were both having panic attacks when both babies decided to spend the night in the animal zone where both the dog and Monster Kitty like to hang. Since Faux Paw and Captain Stubby, who hang on the porch, are both fifteen, they are no longer a threat to the bird populace. Monster Kitty was curtailed to indoors and the dog went out on a leash until they moved on.
Do you see him? He blends doesn't he? Maybe that's the point. Actually both birds (cardinal and finch) blend.
I just threw this in because I thought it was pretty. The hibiscus bush has gone crazy this year. We need an outdoor light worked on that's right over it. The electrician said he'd return when the flowers died back:)
What's going on in your backyard?
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
We had baby bluebirds this year. I was lucky enough to see the first little guy take his solo flight. I was surprised that the babies aren't blue but brown with spotted chests. A few weeks later they revisited the fence 'in their neighborhood' and I saw some blue feathers coming in but they were still predominantly brown.