I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a knowledgeable birder. I just love watching my birds out our window. Today was very dreary and gloomy, so in keeping with the "what makes you happy" theme, I decided to look for the bright colors in our birds. The finches were wonderful in their now vibrant yellows, and then the cardinals came by. They are here often, so that was not surprising, but then they did something I had never seen before - he fed her! She stayed in the tree while he went to the feeder and brought her back a seed and placed it in her mouth.
According the 'Nature's Crusaders' blog site "This beautiful male bird also courts his future mate by feeding her seeds. When the female agrees to become his mate they sing to each other." They only did it the one time, then flew off, so I was so surprised, that the photo isn't the greatest, but it made me very happy to have seen them courting and to have captured it at all! It also makes me happy to know I am not the only female in the world to have been courted through feeding!
And here is the goldfinch feeding them self!