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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

Location: Fellsmere, my house

I am a female Northern Cardinal,
I'm giving myself a bath
In the springtime I'll defend my territory
Stay away or you'll feel birdie wrath!

Note: A few minutes after I took this photo, I watched this bird whomp a Worm-eating Warbler for venturing too close to her nest. If you aren't familiar with Worm-eating Warblers, tune in Saturday when that bird will be featured. (Just so you don't worry, the warbler was unscathed and both birds came out of the skirmish fine.)

Sources: Cornell Lab All About Birds - Northern Cardinal

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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