I installed a bird feeder on the deck a few weeks ago because I had seen a red cardinal around. I wanted to get a good picture of it. It had become my “
white red whale.” Well, just about every bird in the neighborhood showed up, even a squirrel. At one point, several rabbits, doves and sparrows were all eating the seeds in the grass together, in perfect harmony. Finally, after several weeks, the cardinal showed up, along with a juvenile cardinal. I noticed that the cardinal has a bad (missing?) leg, but he was eating just fine.
Here are some pictures.