Monday, July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011 Chimney Swifts and Northern Cardinals

Our Chimney Swifts are still sitting on eggs and hopefully will be hatching soon! Last year the eggs hatched on July 28th, so any day now. Lots of activity around the feeder including a family of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks with the full grown young still begging for food and Northern Cardinals. With fall migration starting and local birds moving around the area it's a great time to start up your bird feeders and see what you can attract!

Chimney Swift on nest.

A young Rose-breasted Grosbeak begging for food.

The female Rose-breasted Grosbeak filling up at feeder.

The begging pays off!

A juvenile Northern Cardinal sits quietly waiting for lunch.

Finally the male Northern Cardinal arrives with food.

The Northern Cardinal was first found nesting in the Ottawa district in 1974. It is now a regular breeder throughout the eastern Ontario.

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