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American Male Cardinal

Year Round Resident of Merica House

While many birds have migrated south for the winter, a few stick around.  The Cardinal is one that keeps residents at Merica House company year round.

Most nature and wildlife photographers have captured an American Cardinal at one point or another.  Even though cardinals are fairly common, I have found that they are not very easy to photograph in an artistic way since the contrast between their red feathers and black facial features often make it difficult to adequately capture their eyes clearly.

Trivia…

Did you know that cardinals have a genetic predisposition to suppress the West Nile Virus once they are infected.  I suppose that is reason enough to highlight this beautiful bird.

Contributor:  Mark Wolsky, Nature Photographer.