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Plays well with others.

I would like to add more of these to the feed.  I believe this is the female Cardinal.

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  1. Mitch says:

    Don’t be silly women can’t be Cardinals…

  2. wsxyz says:

    Are those rare in your area? Down south they are quite common.

  3. William of the Old says:

    Try black oiled sunflower seeds——or just the sunflower “hearts”. Almost all species are found of the “hearts” and they dispense from most feeders quite easily.

  4. Aric says:

    “NEWSFLASH…Father Z comes out in favor of female cardinals.”

    (Sure I was beaten to the punch line, but so what?)

  5. DocJim says:

    Yep, that is a female cardinal.
    There is likely to be a very red male somewhere around.
    The sunflower seeds really are their favorite. The hanging feeders are best for depriving squirrels of your sunflower seeds.

  6. Andreas says:

    So then a female CAN be a cardinal!

  7. James Garrison says:

    If you keep the feeders full of sunflower seeds, you’ll have half the cardinals in the county at your feeder come winter. The red of the males against the white of the snow is a striking view, and helps boost spirits as winter drags on.

  8. Sarah says:

    Beautiful photos!

  9. Eric says:

    purdy purdy purdy purdy

  10. Yes, it is a female. Males are more beautiful and colorful. We have a lot of them here in Texas.

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