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October 17, 2006
four cardinals. there were two male cardinals at my window this morning. and their plumage was not quite the vibrant red of adults. (or at least this was my interpretation.) they were rather relaxed going through my window boxes. i did not want to scare them, of course, but it seemed as if they could not be disturbed. (i found cardinals to be rather shy birds. i guess they have to be in order to survive in such fire-engine plumage.) on the edge of the fire escape was a female cardinal, her head clearly showing excitement. a bit later, an adult male also arrived. a total of four cardinals by my window. truly exciting somehow. (it might have happened many times before, just perhaps with me in no proximity.) i think that the female might be the bird who came to feed here last winter. it looks like she might be bringing her young to feeding places? my window seems to be on the list. (i do not know anything about the breeding behaviour of cardinals, so i can only make such simple conclusions.) i hope everything will be okay for the whole family. what i thought were the two kids looked a bit careless though. maybe it is just my own age showing.