Daddy Daycare II

July 05, 2014  •  23 Comments

 If you recall from a previous post, I showed this photo of a male cardinal feeding a juvenile cowbird. Cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of other species and leave them to raise the young.

Male cardinal feeding a juvenile cowbird

 

Since then I've managed to get a photo of a male cardinal actually feeding his own young.

Juvenile Northern Cardinal

 

Juvenile Northern Cardinal

 

Male Northern Cardinal feeding his young 1/200 sec. f/6.3 ISO 2500

Linking to Saturday's Critters and The Bird D'Pot

 


Comments

Louisiana Belle(non-registered)
Beautiful photos, as always. You know, I don't think I've ever seen a juvenile cardinal before. How can that be? lol
Andy(non-registered)
Super photos of family life in the bird world.
Andy(non-registered)
Super photos of family life in the bird world.
Sallie rainville(non-registered)
Oh that picture of the cardinal feeding the cowbird is sad sort of but a n amazing picture.....talk about mixed feelings! I am so glad you got one of feeding his own. I knew about this behavior of the cowbird, but never actually saw it.
Debbie(non-registered)
what an amazing sight to witness....awesome shots!!!
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