March 01, 2009
I took this photo this morning of the shed area in my back yard. If you click on the picture, you can see that there are six, count 'em six, male cardinals in the area of the feeder. There is one in the feeder, one on the fence under the feeder, one in the bottom of the shrub to the right of the shed and three in the tree to right of the shed. There's a female in the snow below the feeder.
Male cardinals are very territorial and you rarely if ever see even two near each other, let alone 6. The take turns chasing each other out of the feeder as there is never more than one male in the feeder at a time.
Note: Barb's son pointed out that I missed a pretty lady on the fence. Thanks Little Brother!