I am so thankful for our Northern Cardinals.
Is it any wonder that it is Ohio's state Bird?
Well all right it is six other states State Bird also,
but come on the male Cardinal with his bright feathers
adds splashes of red to the woods and gardens.
It is especially welcome on the dreary, cold days of
On snowy days they are like red flowers amongst
the branches of white.
It is one of our most common birds, and a species that
everyone is familiar with.
The females are mixed with a duller red and
brown mixed into their feathers.
Northern Cardinals sing throughout the year their
cheery songs. This is one of the few species in which
the females can and do sing on occasion.
The male birds are more colorful and can sing!
Somehow that is just not fair at all.