Lately some of my frequent visitors have been Northern Cardinals and they are a pleasure to watch. The male Cardinal with his bright plumage is a beauty to behold. Daily these birds visit my feeder and frequently there is a fight to see who gets to eat. The plumage coloring is outstanding and watching them feed while they are fluttering their wings is a sight to behold.
The female cardinal is just as pretty. Her coloring is muted but no less a beauty to behold.
The food I use to attract these wild birds is black oil sunflower seeds. In the winter I prepare a suet made from chunky peanut butter that they also enjoy. They will eat a variety of offerings including:
- Bread products
- Safflower seed
- White millet