We’ve had lots of visits from American goldfinches (male and female) in the last few days. And today we listened for a long time to the distinctive song of a northern cardinal. He sang to every corner of the compass… moving his head and then his body as he did a 360.
Here he is high up in the large tree behind our neighbour’s house. They prefer to hang out in the tree tops as far as I can tell. (And there are some clumps of witches whiskers up there, too.)
I just installed an amazing app on my iPad. It’s called Sibleys Birds and covers birds of North America. It includes bird songs, maps, loads of information, and a brilliant search function. It’s $20 on iTunes.