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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Juvenile cardinal with daddy

Except for a black mask and throat, the male Northern Cardinals are red all over including their bill. Young cardinals have ashy brown feathers and black bills rather than the orange-red of the adults. They change gradually to their adult coloration three to four months after hatching.

Right now they are looking for a lot of bugs, weed seeds, fruits, nuts, and berries in the wild. At the feeders you can provide highly nutritious and protein packed foods like mealworms, sunflower and safflower seeds as well as peanuts and mealworms.

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