As I have watched them I noticed some facts. The male takes care of the female. It has been so wonderful to see how the male and female relate. The male will fly down either to the food or a nearby area making sure the coast is clear for the female. Sometimes he retrieves the food and feeds it to the female. I have seen the male hop among the branches to be sure the way was safe for the female to feed the young. Once I saw 3 females land on our deck, the male went to the food and gave it to one female. She then fed the other two. I don’t know if these two were their offspring or visitors as the two looked almost as large as the female.
While watching I compared them to human behavior and what a great model they make to follow. So caring for each other. Isn’t this a great example of following Christ? Loving and caring for others. Watching over them.
Since I don’t have a painting of Cardinals right now to share and our temps have been in the 110 heat index, I thought I would share a painting to visualize some coolness!
Have a blessed day!