Jan 31 – I have been trying to get this picture for months and finally Cardinal Biggles* has consented.  Mostly it’s because I was already outside with my camera when he went after his reflection again.   He is constantly checking himself out in all the mirrors.  The downside to this is the bird poo on the sides of our cars.  I have also seen him after himself in the mirrors of the big truck, which show him all of himself at once.  Obviously he has no sense of self-awareness (as dolphins and elephants do when shown a mirror) because he isn’t checking himself out so much as trying to attack the other male cardinal who dares to be in his territory.

*Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

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