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baby Cardinal on deck

I know these pictures aren't the best quality but some exception must be made considering I am snapping these from a long distance and through two panes of glass..I fear that if I attempt to move the birds will take off!

Well I have a Cardinal couple that everyone here knows about but...I want to introduce you all to their son! He is a beauty just like dad. They do look very much alike but the son is much smaller than dad and when he stands up straight you can see the difference. His frame is quite thin and lanky, much like a teenager. I believe that this is his first year out and about on his own! Dad and mom have let him fly the coop.

 

He is also much more personable and gentle than dad and actually comes right up to the deck railing and gives me many inquisitive looks while eating the seed. His black features around his face are quite distinct..very triangular from the profile but extremely square when viewing head on..I am very smitten with him!

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Taken on April 10, 2009