Visitor From Heaven
It is said when a red cardinal appears in your yard it is a visitor from heaven.
I loved and lost a few inspirational people in my lifetime. Seeing a red cardinal makes me stop, smile and reflect on all the wonderful wisdom those people passed on to me.
If only for a split second a silly bird can remind me to smile on my darkest of days. The best gifts in life can truly be carried in our thoughts, hearts and memories.
It Is Rather Difficult To Miss The Bright Red Male Cardinal
The fire red male cardinal can be see from afar making his presence known, and rather difficult to miss.
This Is My Space
The males are territorially and will sing loud, clear whistles from the tree tops to defend his territory.
The bird also has a bit of a fiery personality when visiting feeders and backyards. It is fairly common and known to go as far as attacking their own reflection in window glass thinking it is another male.
What A Beautiful Voice You Have
The songs of cardinals are magic to my ears, I will stop and lend a listening ear for all the beautiful songs they sing.
Have you heard any of their songs? Say them fast and memorize one of two: “cheeeer-a-dote, cheeer-a-dote-dote-dote”, “purdy, purdy, purdy…whoit, whoit, whoit, whoit”, “what-cheer, what-cheer… wheet, wheet, wheet, wheet” and “cheer, cheer, cheer, what, what, what, what.”
Love cardinals and want to attract them to your backyard? I have shared additional information and tips under: Read All About The Northern Cardinal.
Happy birding my friends!
Some Additional Birds You Can Get To Know
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