Wordless Wednesday...Rumble in the Park

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Wordless Wednesday...Rumble in the Park


It’s mating and nesting season so it’s been fun observing animal behavior. 


The other morning as we were beginning our walk at Kickerillo, we saw a female cardinal going at it with...herself...in the car mirror. 


I’ve seen this before when we were in Delray Beach, except the bird was much larger...a peacock fighting with the other peacock he saw in the shiny black SUV. 



Some birds are territorial especially during mating and nesting season, so when they observe what may be a threat...they do what many might do...they break out the gloves. 


By the way, this cardinal did this several times and when I returned the next day, I saw her going at it again. 

Comments (27)

Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Kathy! Yes, part of the joys of Spring is observing the animal behaviors. My favorites are the hummingbirds

May 05, 2021 06:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Kathy.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

May 05, 2021 06:53 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

It is fun watching the antics of birds.  I miss my birds.  Just have a variety of sparrows around. Although I do have a hummingbird.  

May 05, 2021 07:11 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Near our feeder, it can get testy when  young male will try t sit down with a female and her mate.  They are very loyal to each other.

May 05, 2021 11:51 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Kathy Streib it is amazing and fun watching animal behaviors are part of nature beauty.

May 05, 2021 12:57 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin it doesn't get much better than that. 

Nina Hollander, Broker we never know what we're going to see and that's what makes it fun. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel that is when it really gets interesting.  Animals are very protective when nesting. 

May 05, 2021 02:58 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog I should find my video of the peacock and the car mirror. 

Michael Jacobs exactly!!!  No commercial interruptions although some of what I've seen could be considered X rated. 

May 05, 2021 03:01 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Grant Schneider if we only took the time...right!

Kat Palmiotti maybe. But it's nesting season and they get protective and territorial. 

Rocky Dickerson I love them too!!!  We had a few this morning. 

May 05, 2021 03:03 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Roy Kelley and I wish the same for you and Chef Dolores. 

Sharon Lee I'm glad that you have hummingbirds!! Baby bluebirds should hatch soon. 

Ed Silva kind of like with humans. 

May 05, 2021 03:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

John Pusa I agree. I have so much fun watching them. 

May 05, 2021 03:07 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's pretty funny, Kathy, and I love how you were able to capture these birds in action. We see birds at our windows occasionally, fighting with "that other bird" but I've not been successful with getting a photo.


May 05, 2021 03:48 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

 Kathy isn't it fun to watch all the little moments in nature while out walking!! The bird sure was going after himself!!

May 05, 2021 03:57 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - I love this time of year because of all the birds and animals going through these "rituals".  We recently relocated a birdhouse because it never had any "renters".  So low and behold, I heard a frantic mama flying around me when I was near the birdhouse.  I am so happy that there is finally some renters! I think they are sparrows.

May 05, 2021 05:11 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I don't know what to think.  You go around watching birds having sex ..... hummmmm.

May 05, 2021 05:20 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

We've had that problem with male cardinals going after their reflection on our windows, but not females.

May 05, 2021 05:31 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It's a wild time of year for much of nature.  This morning, while sitting in the spa after swimming laps at the health club, I watched a Blue Jay tear apart an old nest of other birds, to get nesting material for a nest it was building.

May 05, 2021 06:57 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Kathy,  We may never know what goes on inside a bird's mind - but they sure are interesting to watch.  Thanks for sharing.

May 05, 2021 08:41 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

The only thing I can come up with is bird brain,  Sorry, but my mind is not fully funcitional early this morning

May 06, 2021 01:07 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I have never ever seen anything like this before...loved the video and the explanation too, Endre

May 06, 2021 04:26 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Animals are so interesting to watch. You never know what they will do. Great video!

May 07, 2021 01:00 PM