From the look on this male Northern cardinal's face, you might surmise that he was reacting to the news (announced in a recent posting here on Blogger) that an avian researcher at Cornell used commercial hair dying products (designed for women) to dye the feathers of his bird type.
But actually it seems he was just making sure the coast was clear of predators for him to grab a peanut from the ground...
... a peanut that he must've spotted from a tree top in Central Park.
His appreciation for the legume came as no surprise to me, for I have seen this bird type (both male and female) enjoying peanuts in my rooftop garden as have many other avian creatures.
Stories and photographs of these occurrences can be found in my book series, Words In Our Beak.
Here is the purchase info for the series:
Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2AFZDCz
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2AAnB26
book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC): http://bit.ly/2FsC1Uf
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Now available on Amazon @ https://amzn.to/2IYkmpA and can be ordered from any place selling books by giving them the title and/or ISBN, which once again is 978099637853.