Thursday, January 13, 2011

Winter Birds

An obvious favorite of mine is the cardinal. I especially love to see them in the snow, when the male's bright red plumage shows up so beautifully against the snow! According to Wikipedia, the Northern Cardinal does not migrate, but is a full-time resident wherever he lives (Southern Canada to Texas, East Coast), except for extreme temperatures. However, I see more cardinals (in the South) in the winter, and rarely, if ever, in the summer. Maybe Georgia's summers are too extreme for the Northern Cardinal.