Hi all, I just watched cardinals eating snow. First, I saw a male cardinal on the snow, I thought he looked very cute so I was praising his beauty. Then I thought may be snow is too deep for him get up. Just then he started eating snow. When he face was up, his beak was covered with snow. So I ran down to my car to get the video camera out. By the time I came up and set up my camera, he had his last bite (?) of snow and flew up to a branch still his beak covered with snow. As I was watching him, I saw another bird down slightly hidden in the branches. It turned out to be his partner who was also eating snow. She too was satiated after a few minutes and joined the male. Then they both flew away together.
It was a very cute behavior to watch and birds looked adorable! Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 42.429007,-76.47111 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --