Angry Cardinal


Winter is coming to Maine. The forecast for Sunday calls for a high of 38 and snow showers. Brrr.

First, though, we’ve got several warm(ish) days of northwest winds to look forward to, after enduring almost two weeks of south winds (bad for migratory birds around here). Ed and I are hoping this brings one last big push this week before we head home at the end of the month. We only caught 11 birds this morning, but enjoyed an Orange-crowned Warbler and the first cardinal of the fall at Petit Manan Point.

2 replies
  1. Diane Strycker
    Diane Strycker says:

    So I continue to keep up on your blog and just had to comment on this picture. What an interesting looking bird. I think it looks like a chicken, and comical at that. What a great big picture, but I wonder how big this bird is? I am glad you are having a good time with Ed and maybe the 2 of you can find some other birding adventure to share together. Despite your hectic schedule, you sound like you are having fun. Good job.

  2. Patricia Keene
    Patricia Keene says:

    Hello Noah,

    Hope you are thoroughly enjoying our great state of Maine or should I say, the islands of Maine? The cardinal is my favorite bird and I relish in a pair that visit my feeder year round. I’ve always wondered why they seem only to show up at dawn and dusk, thinking perhaps it is because of the bright plumage and not wanting to be so obvious to predators but then they start with the loud chirping and that totally blows their cover!!

    Enjoy the rest of your Maine stay!!

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