Tap, tap, tapping on my window pane…
Every day now for at least two weeks, this female cardinal has perched on my window ledge and done battle with her own reflection. I thought it was only the males who engaged in these territorial wars, but obviously I was wrong.
I will say that this lady cardinal is a lot more dainty than the robins, which, in the course of their fights with imaginary foes, leave their robin slobber all over my glass.
The cardinal pecks, but does not expectorate.
I’ve also noticed that the tom turkeys in my neighborhood have begun strutting their stuff, puffing themselves up to impress the hens.
Love is in the air.