1-7-11 backyard bird count..

12pm…31F…snow…no new sightings.

11 Northern Cardinals (8 male, 3 female), 2 Black-capped Chickadees, 9 House Finches, 2 Downy Woodpeckers, 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker, 3 Eurasian Tree Sparrows.

Yes, you see that correctly. 11 cardinals around the feeders at the same time. I have never seen them in these numbers. I have heard others talk about pretty strong winter flocks, but I have always seen them in pairs. Maybe a second pair nearby, but they always seem to struggle for territory when I notice. Not today. They were all friends, and more….and more…..and more just kept showing up. It looked like my dogwood tree had Christmas bows in it.

I got the chance to take some pics today, too. Here you go.

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