Cardinal and Goldfish

by Lou Ann Pence

cardinal feeding fish

cardinal feeding fish

We have a black headed cardinal that has adopted the fish in our pond! He feeds them like his own brood! Any thoughts would be appreciated.Thanks!

The strange thing is, we had a juvenile cardinal that did the same thing 3 years ago. Could it possiby be the same bird?

Comments for Cardinal and Goldfish

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 06, 2010
by: Cherryl

I am so excited to see the black-headed cardinal. (Of course, the video is really cute too--just amazing!) I too have a visitor to my back yard on occasion. It is great to find that your bird matches mine. I have wondered and wondered what kind of bird it was, since the only cardinals I have ever seen here in the Mid-Ohio Valley (Belpre, OHIO)are males that are all red or the female brownish cardinals. I now have a name for my visitor. I have never heard of a black headed cardinal and I could not find anything like it in the birdbooks. Thank you so much for finally solving my puzzle.


Jul 27, 2010
What an Awsome video
by: Anonymous

I too have a goldfish pond but have never witnessed anything like that. I think nature is more interesting to watch than TV. What an Awesome video! Good post.

Jul 25, 2010
TOO Funny!
by: Susan

I am still laughing at this one! Don't know what to say about a bird that adopts fish!!

Thanks for sharing. What a great story and photo.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Got A Great Bird Story?.

Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. What sort of pigeon is this?

    Oct 24, 16 10:59 AM

    It looks like a pigeon is completely white with a beige brown back and center of the tail. Has short feather on its feet (stockings). And a little extra

    Read More

  2. Pigeon Like Bird

    Oct 20, 16 11:46 AM

    The bird has a grey head, orange beak, one shade of green on its back till it reaches a yellow line of feathers then changes to another shade of green.

    Read More

  3. Red Breasted Grosbeaks at feeders this Fall in Georgia

    Oct 18, 16 03:01 PM

    For the past month I have had 4 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks continually feeding at my feeders. I live north of Atlanta and this is early Fall. I keep thinking

    Read More