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Monday, October 10, 2016

Baby Cardinal Poses for the Camera

Maybe it was the cold windy rain on Sunday, or maybe he's now old enough to recognize a friend, but the normally elusive baby cardinal that's been coming to my porch for seeds and has always flown away before when I pointed a camera at him, finally sat still for photos. Click to enlarge.
As usual, his mother was not far away. He has her nose, don't you think?
The little fella still begs with fluttering wings and soft chipping sounds for mother to pick food up for him and put it in his mouth, but when she's not close he feeds himself. 
Unlike his mainly tan mother, he's growing male red body feathers. 
 A nice addition to our Brooklyn garden! 

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