About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, October 25, 2013

Photo Share: Brilliant Cardinal

A male Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) perched in the branches of an apple tree. Photos taken by Ken Thomas.

Northern cardinals affect humans by dispersing seeds and eating insect pests such as boll weevils, cutworms, and caterpillars. They are also an attractive visitor to backyard birdfeeders.

Their diet consists mainly (up to 90%) of seeds and fruits. They also eat some insects and feed their young insects almost exclusively.
Northern cardinals also eat some insects and feed their young almost exclusively insects.
Northern cardinals also eat some insects and feed their young almost exclusively insects.
Northern cardinals also eat some insects and feed their young almost exclusively insects.

If anyone else would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com and I'll put it on the Friday Photo posts.

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