The Northern Cardinal I saw getting attacked in my back yard yesterday is missing a foot. He still makes it to the safflower feeder and peanut feeder. There’s at least one other male Northern Cardinal around, and two females.
I saw four different American Goldfinches around today, munching on sunflower chips and drinking from the bubbler. Three appeared to be males. A Carolina Wren with a reddish breast offered two peanuts in quick succession to another Carolina Wren with a more pale breast. Both feed on the nut cylinder. I haven’t seen pale breast flutter its wings or beg, so I don’t know whether this is a (potential) mate or a juvenile. A male Northern Parula and a Black-and-white Warbler stopped by the bubbler to take baths. The Gray Catbird has been more visible, making repeated trips to the nut cylinder, where it has no problem displacing a Downy Woodpecker. The Downies and Red-bellies are all hitting the suet, the nut cylinder, and the peanut feeder often.