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Female Cardinal feeding Male

Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, May 14, 2015.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Canon FDn 200/2.8 on NEX-7

    I've often seen Males feeding Females when they're nesting...but never noticed a Female feeding a Male before. His beak seems to have a bit of a deformity on it but he's been around for a year and I've shot him (with that deformity) eating his own sunflower seeds no problem so I was surprised to see this reversal...maybe just an act of 'mate harmony'.




     
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  2. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
    Suzanne
    Maybe he's home from college and his mom said "You're too skinny...here eat something! Don't argue with me young man!"
     
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  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    FYI...I severely cropped / resized the beak area to show the deformity...obviously there was a loss of sharpness but its clear enough to see the mis-shapen upper beak
     
  4. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Good gracious I just saw where I apparently didn't save the image or something didn't click...so here it is: