As my daughter’s “Hoosier” Dad pointed out recently, the Northern Cardinal is Indiana’s Official State Bird and has been since 1933. However, Indiana is not alone…Illinois, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia all choose this as their State Bird! The males are the beautiful red ones, the females are the brown ones with reddish wings. I just think they are beautiful and sound so cheerful! To me, they have always been associated with a sign of good luck and happiness! I always tell my kids, when I see my Red Cardinals, I know it’s a good omen and will be a wonderful day!
Splish splash he was taking a bath…
I guess I never saw one take a bird bath before so it was fun to watch and try to capture.
That face cracked me up like… “What you talking ’bout Willis?!”
Did you know that Red Cardinals don’t migrate and that they live within a 1.24 mile (2 kilometer) radius of their birthplace?
Also, due to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, it is illegal to own one as a pet or to kill one – they are a government-protected wild bird species. (Yea!!!)
They can live up to 15 years too!
Wishing you all the luck of the Red Cardinal and that you have a beautiful today!!!
Source: HD Northern cardinals feeding baby birds FYV 1080 HD by FrontYardVideo
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Elizabeth and Max