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Made a bird feeder and put it behind the house and set one of my trail cameras on it Getting lots of different types, and this guy. I`ve got Cardinals both male and female but this one , which I think , is a cardinal, or just some odd ball colour phase. Anyone know what it is ?

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Yes. It is a female cardinal. If you watch the nearby trees and cover closely you may find the male cardinal “”0n the lookout “ while the female feeds. The same scenario happens when the male is feeding. Look for the female under cover keeping an eye out for danger.
Tony m said”
I've had a pair at my feeder here in Bedford off and on over the winter these last 4 years. Beautiful birds.”

We had them visit the feeder during the winter in Windsor. About five years ago we decided not to feed the birds any longer due to the amount of domestic house cats lining up on our fence lying in wait to attack the various birds at the feeder. The last winter we feed the birds I found the remains of at least a half dozen birds.
Apparently domestic cats are one of a song bird’s worst predators.
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