I am always surprised when I post photos of birds online, pretty birds, the cardinals always seem to draw the most likes on Facebook, the most comments. Cardinals have a unique shape, the crown on the top of their heads. Their body is best described as round. They have distinctive black markings. But I think the thing that people love, is the red color. Actually the males are bright red, the females are more brownish, with a red beak. Logically the survival of the females is more important than the survival of the males, the females are better camouflaged into the landscape, the males stand out. Though reading the bird book, the male feeds the chicks, while the female builds and broods the second nesting of the season. Cardinals are very territorial during nesting season, and social the rest of the year.
Funny, until the last year, I never paid much attention to the small birds, the small wonders that are all around us. Not all change, is bad change.
Any interesting birds near you?