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Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:54 PM

Watching newly fledged cardinals at the bird feeders

Two cardinals still with some of their baby fluff on them. One is very reddish but doesn't have the adult "top knot" while the other is more subdued color. Male and female adults are hanging around, making sure the youngsters can figure out where to find food and water.

The youngsters are funny - the young male discovered the bug-fruit-seed cylinder but seems frustrated at how hard it is to get the food free from the mass. The little female is checking out the seed tray - but the seed is getting a little sour from the humidity, plus my husband left it on the porch last night and the squirrels ate a lot of the seed on it this morning.

The parents keep trying to lead the youngsters over to the tube feeders, but the babies keep begging to be fed every time the adults come around so the parents fly off to let the kids figure things out..

If I'd known this was going to happen, I would have lifted the blinds all the way and gotten the cameras out!

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