I had one of those years ago, resplendent male cardinal who perched on
the arm of my car's rearview mirror, parked in a suburban parking lot,
and spent hours and hours whacking the mirror. Don't know whether it's
low intelligence or out of control male hormones. I swear there was a
female looking on approvingly from a safe distance! No clue why he
picked my car out of the half dozen parked in the lot at the time...
On 10/18/2018 9:32 AM, Scott Morrical wrote:
> Then there was the male Northern Cardinal that kept violently attacking its own reflection in our bedroom window, until it lay senseless on the ground, only to recover and resume the attacks. This went on for days. I’m not sure whether this is evidence of low intelligence in Northern Cardinals specifically, or a more general indictment of the Y chromosome. As an XY, I can only hope for the former.
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Oct 18, 2018, at 9:17 AM, Barbara Brosnan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Then there are the turkeys, often regarded as not the brightest light bulbs
>> etc. After a deep March snowfall four turkeys came in to our feeders and
>> ate seeds on the ground. However, one turkey wanted more so he jumped up
>> high and slapped his head sideways on the feeder. Seeds flew down to the
>> ground and then he and the other three dined quite nicely. He performed
>> this maneuver over and over again. Perhaps the other three put him up to
>> it? Or they drew straws???
>> Barbara Brosnan