Monday, December 19, 2016

Don's Blog Cardinals 12-19

It has been frigid in the Heartland so we have been feeding the wild birds.Both male and female cardinals (Family Cardinalidae) have been frequent visitors. They are passerine (three forward toes and one backward toe) and are buntings (strong stubby beaks). The female differs markedly in color from the male but both have red beaks. They are 'puffed" out to stay warm with the temperature at single digits.


 The males are always breathtaking.

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