"Family of Four"
(24x18 in.), $1800.00
Northern Cardinals had been showing up at our backyard feeder sporadically prior to 2004 but during the spring of 2008 a mating pair began to show up daily. By early summer, however, they disappeared until mid August. They then began to become regular customers once again, only this time they brought 2 of their offspring along. The juveniles, one male & one female, looked identical to the adult female for a long time. By November, both juveniles matured into adult plumage, near adult size and on Christmas Day 2009 they were having a feast with apples from our flowering crab tree.