Confused when they begin to feed themselves, juvenile birds are fun to watch. They fly all over the deck, pecking at everything. Eventually they seem to find the right feeder.
Sunflower seeds for the little cardinal
He decides to try out a different feeder.
He still has a sunflower seed in his mouth.
He sits there not knowing exactly what to do.
Finally he determines that his beak is not going to work with this feeder. So he goes back to the sunflower seeds. This little bird tends to take a seed and fly to the deck railing to crack it. Perhaps because that's where the parents fed him for a while. And then, despite his long and noisy protests, the parents ignored him. And so he learns. Just like other little ones.