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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Myomistress
I know the females are duller colored, but I also know we have a mated pair in our yard who has been raising their brood. This one isn't a mature one, so I wasn't sure if all young cardinals look the same until the mature. It had patches of red peeking through all over, so I assumed it was a young he who wasn't brightened up yet because he wasn't an adult.
But even if his momma isn't still feeding him, I assumed she would be, he's still big enough to have a fair shot at surviving alone at that size.
Do you have chickadees? The are fairly brave as well...I had one land on my hand once.