Baby Cardinal poses for the camera

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Maybe it was the cold windy rain on Sunday, or maybe he’s now old enough to recognize a friend, but the normally elusive baby that’s been coming to my porch for seeds and has always flown away before when I pointed a camera at him, finally sat still for photos.

 

 

 

As usual, his mother was not far away. He has her nose,don’t you think?
The little fella still begs with fluttering wings and soft chipping sounds for mother to pick food up for himand put it in his mouth, but when she’s not close he feeds himself.
Unlike his mainly tan mother, he’s growing male red body feathers.
A nice addition to our garden!

 

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Julie Feinstein

Julie Feinstein

I am a Collection Manager at the American Museum of Natural History, an author, and a photographer. I live in New York City. I recently published my first popular science book, Field Guide to Urban Wildlife, an illustrated collection of natural history essays about common animals. I update my blog, Urban Wildlife Guide, every Sunday.

Julie Feinstein

Julie Feinstein

I am a Collection Manager at the American Museum of Natural History, an author, and a photographer. I live in New York City. I recently published my first popular science book, Field Guide to Urban Wildlife, an illustrated collection of natural history essays about common animals. I update my blog, Urban Wildlife Guide, every Sunday.

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Alison Paskell

gorgeous snap!