Ah, even though it is still February, in The Woodlands, Texas spring is in the air and trees! Today, I saw what I thought was a Tufted Titmouse clinging to the branch of a small birch tree. But then I spotted a mother Northern Cardinal and four other tiny versions of her and knew that I had instead spotted an adorable family.
What was even more remarkable than the sight of them was that they sat there and let us watch them. Not one of them flew away out of fear. The Northern Cardinal family even allowed a little Least Flycatcher to sit on a lower branch without trying to chase it away. I had read that Northern Cardinals were territorial, but there was no evidence of this kind of aggressive behavior here.
So glad that I started bird-watching. They are such adorable creatures!
Sad to say that none of these cute photos are mine. Still, they are great, aren’t they? Click on the photo and it will take you to their origin.
Typical Voice of Tufted Titmouse http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/tufted_titmouse/id/ac
Typical Voice of Least Flycatcher http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/least_flycatcher/id/ac
Typical Voice of Northern Cardinal http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Cardinal/id/ac
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- Tufted Titmouse and Carolina Chickadee (karenchandler.wordpress.com)
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- Green-tailed Towhee – 2nd chance (bobzeller.wordpress.com)
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