[cayugabirds-l] Cardinals eating snow

2014-02-08 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
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/



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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals eating snow

2014-02-08 Thread Corinne Morton
I just took several pictures of a male Cardinal eating snow with his beak 
covered, very cute. He did this several times and would then scrape it clean 
and start all over again.

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On Feb 8, 2014, at 1:52 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote:

 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/
  
  
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