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Within minutes, there were chickadees on the tree branches, chirping away. I had scattered some seed on the ground, in order to entice anyone flying by, and was rewarded with a cardinal couple. Mr. and Mrs. came to munch on the seeds all over the ground. Mrs. had a few, and then flew up to sit on the fence post, while Mr. continued to eat. Then I saw him pick up a black sunflower seed, fly up to the fence post where Mrs. was sitting and chirping, and he fed it to her! It was amazing. I have never witnessed such a thing, and I got to see it twice. Didn't get the camera to react quickly enough of course, but that's okay. Here are my new friends ...
After they flew off, I had another visitor. This one had a fluffy tail, a furtive look and was carrying a peanut. I am really enjoying the new camera - this shot was a digital zoom from the original. I love technology!
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All in all, Katie & I had a nice morning sitting out there watching the wildlife come to our backyard. I was tickled to see that the birds would come to the feeder, even with me sitting there, and with the dog sitting there too. I am really hoping to have a nest built in one of my birdhouses, and maybe I can see cardinal babies later this spring. The past few mornings, I have been watching, and have seen chickadees, sparrows, mourning doves and a male and female cardinal. I don't know if it is the same cardinal couple, but I'm hoping it is. The mourning doves took a splash in the birdbath yesterday - its turning into quite the social gathering place!