Even though the sparrows are emptying the birdfeeder in just two days, I need to get more because we have attracted a male and female couple of cardinals. Not only do they like our birdseed offerings, but something in the yard is good hunting by the nandina bushes. And ours is a dangerous yard for digging in the grass especially if you are a bright red bird because the neighbor's cats love to patrol the yard, too.
What was God thinking when He thusly adorned the cardinal? Where exactly can a cardinal hide? Maybe there is that one day in the fall when the leaves are turning when he can "blend" with the russet colored leaves. The sparrow's dowdy brown coat helps him year-round. The titmouse in gray and black does not have the bright orange beak of the cardinal. The chickadee in black and white flits in and out quickly for his seed. But, even the duller colored female cardinal has a bright orange beak. I wonder where their nest is. And I hope the weed killer Bob spread on the yard does not harm them.