RotoMetals2ADvertise hereMidSouth Shooters SupplyLee Precision
Titan ReloadingRepackboxInline Fabrication

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 46

Thread: Missing: Cardinals

  1. #1
    Boolit Buddy
    FredBuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    NC Ohio
    Posts
    395

    Missing: Cardinals

    The cardinal is the state bird of Ohio.

    I live in rural north central Ohio.

    We haven't seen ANY cardinals in our area
    for some time.

    My brother, 40 miles west of here, has only
    seen one.

    This is highly unusual. Any ideas???

  2. #2
    Boolit Master

    Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
    Posts
    3,325
    There's a couple in our yard.

    Maybe they came down here for the winter.
    FAIR WARNING:
    As often as not, I offer sarcasm rather than advice.

    It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
    It was God, guns, and guts.

  3. #3
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    689
    I live in SD, and have been noticing fewer birds every year, and it has me concerned. This years extreme wind and heavy rain events had to destroy many nesting attempts, and may have even killed some smaller birds outright. Also have noticed fewer insects.

  4. #4
    Boolit Master trapper9260's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    2,770
    There been a pair around the house for a few years ,For some time have not seen them around . Have seen some on the back waters of the Mississippi River when I was out fishing this summer. also on one of the rivers not far from me when I was fishing for trout . But now have not seen any. They normal been around year round for the past years here.
    Life Member of NRA,NTA,DAV ,ITA. Also member of FTA,CBA

  5. #5
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Farmerville,Louisiana
    Posts
    896
    Wife ask me had I seen and cardinals, nope not around the house. Did see a few around the deer feeder in the evenings late but not like in years past. They’re usually around the place year round, she feeds them, they flock to the feeders when she puts more in but lately scarce.

  6. #6
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    NE Ilinois
    Posts
    1,869
    Here's an article about that subject....I am sorry that it is from the New York Times....

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/s...ca-canada.html

  7. #7
    Boolit Bub
    Greg G.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Hugo, MN
    Posts
    64
    There all up here in Minnesota, there are 3 pair (male/female) in my yard that I have seen at one time.
    '
    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

  8. #8
    Boolit Man
    legend 550's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    NW Ohio
    Posts
    91
    I had a pair in lower Michigan. Last I saw them they were feeding a Brown headed cow bird chick. Between the Cow birds and the lawn tigers the cardinals Jays and Robbins are about gone.

  9. #9
    Boolit Master maxreloader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Southern March 15th, 1820
    Posts
    582
    We have plenty here in Maine. 3 males and 2 females right now at feeder almost every day. The past few spring/summers the cardinals fly right past your bumper crossing the road. Lucky I havent hit a bunch but sure others have.
    Looking for Ideal molds 419181 (44 Evans Long) and 375167 (38-72)
    "Joined Dates" are deceiving if you factor-in "lurk" dates.

  10. #10
    Boolit Master
    Mal Paso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Carmel, Ca
    Posts
    2,860
    Well I have about 30 too many Steller Jays. They and the Quail take over the feeder and the LBBs can't get a seed. One of the Steller's Jays used to do a pretty good Quail call but he has moved on and now does Hawk impressions. Not as good as his Quail call but still funny.
    Mal

    Mal Paso means Bad Pass, just so you know.

  11. #11
    Boolit Master

    xs11jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    O'Fallon, Mo.
    Posts
    1,046
    We have our quota of Cardinals, but about the tail end of August our mocking birds (we had two pair) just flat out disappeared.
    We had Mocking birds for the 29 years we have lived here. Shocking!
    Ole Jack
    "'Necesity' is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of Tyrants: it is the creed of slaves."
    William Pitt, 1783
    "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we faulter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." Abraham Lincoln.

  12. #12
    Boolit Master
    JBinMN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Goodhue County, SE Minnesota
    Posts
    3,081
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg G. View Post
    There all up here in Minnesota, there are 3 pair (male/female) in my yard that I have seen at one time.
    '
    We have them down here in S.E. MN too. Just saw a couple in the middle of November around deer season start.
    2nd Amend./U.S. Const. - "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

    ~~ WWG1WGA ~~

    Restore the Republic!!!

    For the Fudds > "Those who appease a tiger, do so in the hope that the tiger will eat them last." -Winston Churchill.

    President Reagan tells it like it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6MwPgPK7WQ

    Phil Robertson explains the Wall: https://youtu.be/f9d1Wof7S4o

  13. #13
    Boolit Master
    Czech_too's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    529
    Here in Ohio, before the recent weather change, I would see/hear Cardinals early in the morning, like just before dawn, or late in the evening.
    I haven't filled any of the feeders yet, but I venture that their still out there.
    Cruffler

    genealogy, another area of interest

    feedback - http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...9613-czech_too

  14. #14
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Westmanland, Maine
    Posts
    629
    I've never seen a cardinal this far north but a friend living 20 miles south of me has them at her feeder.
    Maineboy

  15. #15
    Boolit Master
    winelover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    North Central Arkansas
    Posts
    2,116
    Have at least three pairs of cardinals, at our feeders. The use to just come at dawn and dusk...........now it's anytime of the day.

    What is absent are the large pileated woodpeckers, seen them all spring and summer. Hung the suet cake feeder, recently, and haven't seen a one. They usually devastate the suet cakes, in short order.

    Winelover

  16. #16
    Boolit Master trapper9260's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    2,770
    I know some song birds will go south for the winter . But I know the Cardinals do not.
    Life Member of NRA,NTA,DAV ,ITA. Also member of FTA,CBA

  17. #17
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    northern Minn. in the boonies
    Posts
    2,061
    Winelover send me your snail mail add. The wife will send you all of the pileated W P you want. She strongly dislikes them. When they come to eat the suet we put out for the birds. They do miner damage to our log home. Kevin

  18. #18
    Boolit Master


    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    SE Ohio
    Posts
    717
    There are plenty of cardinals around but I only see them in the woods and brush until winter really sets in. Then they a start coming to the feeders in droves. I've only seen a couple at the edge of the woods lately but when we get a bit of snow cover I'd better have plenty of seed in the feeders. Then it won't be unusual to see a dozen or more at the feeder.
    Chuck

  19. #19
    Boolit Master
    bullet maker 57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Hudson Valley New York
    Posts
    731
    There are a couple of pairs around my yard. We see them at least once a day.

  20. #20
    Boolit Master
    JWFilips's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Northeastern part of Penn's Woods near Slocum Hollow.
    Posts
    1,810
    This is a photo from a year or two back: Northeasten PA
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	CardinalTree.jpg 
Views:	15 
Size:	80.1 KB 
ID:	252428
    We used to have a lot. In the last few years however a lot of pines have been cut down & I think they loose a winter roosting place
    " Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation: for it is better to be alone than in bad company. " George Washington

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check