Fort Tryon Park

July 4th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized

I went up to Fort Tryon Park to sit and read and these two guys kept me company. What is the red one? Is that a cardinal? The feathers on his head would sometimes spread like a cockatiel.

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  2. By Karen (The One in North Carolina) on Jul 4, 2016

    Northern Cardinal and Bluejay. Did you know that Cardinals were kept as caged birds until the Migratory Bird Act was passed in 1918 making it illegal to do so? A piece of trivia for you for when you get on Jeopardy.

  3. By michael on Jul 4, 2016

    great shots!

  4. By Stacy Horn on Jul 5, 2016

    Thank you and thank you!

    I’m glad cardinals are free now. Even though I have pets, love pets, can’t imagine life without pets, I now think it’s kinda wrong. Of course now we’re in a bind, and we have to take care of the ones we have, but we’re in a vicious circle. There will always be more.

    People in the country have pets in a more humane wat. Their cats and dogs can roam and then just come home for food and affection when they want it.

  5. By Julia on Jul 8, 2016

    Cardinals are also among the loudest birds out there! They have about 3 or 4 distinctive calls and they call their territory from the highest point around, so they are easy to spot once you know what you are hearing. I also find them surprisingly small. Our neighbourhood is replete with them. Have a look around this site:
    http://www.enature.com/birding/audio.asp
    This might work but you can get here from there:
    http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/detail.asp?sortBy=has+audio&curFamilyID=204&curGroupID=1&lgfromWhere=&curPageNum=1

  6. By Stacy Horn on Jul 11, 2016

    Thanks for the links! And yeah, he was the loudest bird there!

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