For Male Cardinals, the Redder the Better

For Male Northern Cardinals, the Redder the Better

This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of the National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. https://nas-national-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/200623-whats-behind-those-lustrous-red-feathers_tc.mp3 Transcript: This is BirdNote. Male Northern Cardinals, Scarlet Tanagers, and House Finches all have striking red plumage that’s thought to play a role in attracting mates. To develop red feathers, […]

  • 25
    Shares

Read More

Spring Preview

Spring is a week away and the signs of the season are everywhere. Crocuses are blooming all over New York City. The cardinals seem suddenly more active and vocal. Same for the blue jays. They seem busy and preoccupied. I’ve been able to get close enough to photograph them, which is unusual. The bees are […]

  • 22
    Shares

Read More

Rain Day

Got a whole bunch of rain here today and therefore the birds got pretty soaked, which I always find rather cute. The Carolina Chickadee shakes it off, the Cardinal looks a little bummed, and the White-throated Sparrow just doesn’t care. Speaking of birds, I watched two chickadees this afternoon going all out in some courtship […]

Read More