I have a pair of cardinals, male and female, that visit my bird feeder daily. They do the usual cardinal things - feed each other and make their usual sounds. But I'm concerned as they both look terrible. Their feathers are a mess and the female shakes along one side. They seem to be eating alot, but I wonder if they could be sick or is this just molting. I don't seem to remember cardinals ever looking quite this bad.
By the way, my pair of Swainson's Thrush have taken off now that they've eaten all the virginia creeper berries. I hope to see them again next year as they were quite fun to watch and identify./forums/emoticons/emotion-18.gif