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  •  There Are Some in Our NE Ohio Inner Suburb (17+ / 0-)

    neighborhood. They do have a bit of red on the head, males at least.

    I wonder if the cardinals went through the end of a breeding cycle a week or two ago. Seems like we hadn't heard any in a while, then 1-2 weeks ago there were lots of those single chirps they give when they seem to be watching out for a mate or chick. There were also raiding-like activities, lots of jays flying around, and some crows. Now we're hearing what I'd call ordinary levels of cardinal activity compared with any other birds.

    One was up early this AM, around  5, giving one of their common melodic calls, only bird up at that hour after nighttime storms.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 06:36:39 AM PDT

    •  I miss Cardinals - it's always fun to hear the (13+ / 0-)

      first one whenever I'm back east to visit family. I love my mix of yard birds here, but the easterners have it all over us color-wise with the cardinals (and bluejays).

      I'm worried about Republicans' inability to wean themselves off military intervention. They have a culture of defendency, if you will. I believe it's turned them into warfare queens. And I think we need to cut them off for their own good. - Jon Stewart

      by lineatus on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 07:18:00 AM PDT

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      •  Cardinals are the true earlybirds, (6+ / 0-)

        up and about  before even the wood thrushes.

        We have downy, hairy, pileated and black-backed woodpeckers all year here in the mountains.

        They were a great help in my apple orchard, clearing out many of the bad bugs for me.

        Loved seeing the acorn woodpeckers at Madera Canyon, south of Tucson- so fearless and unconcerned about the many photographers near their feeders.
        So pretty.

        'How like fish we are: ready, nay, eager, to seize upon whatever new thing.......And how we rue our haste, finding the gilded morsel to contain a hook". ALDO LEOPOLD - A Sand County Almanac

        by flowerfarmer on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 12:05:17 PM PDT

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