Our bird feeder has been a fast food restaurant this week with the female cardinal doing the take out.
She grabs a sunflower seed to go, and flies up to the big hickory tree overhead to feed her fledglings,
who do everything in their power to attract her attention.
They fly and hop from branch to branch, positioning themselves to receive their version of an Egg McMuffin.
Their incessant twittering imparts a sense of urgency. Mom can have no doubt about how hungry they are.
A young male waits.
He is joined by his sister...
...and the girls win!
In years past, we've watched a male cardinal do the feeding, but in this family, it was all the mother's job.
"Did somebody say this was a BIRD feeder?
Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday