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The male Northern Cardinal, like this one seen enjoying a snack at a Richmond Hill backyard bird feeder is credited by some as perhaps being the bird for getting more people into bird-watching than any other bird.

The males with their bright red feathers are easy to spot, even the more muted female features a sharp crest with red accents. According to www.allaboutbirds.org, cardinals don’t migrate and they don’t molt into a dull plumage, so they’re still breathtaking in winter’s snowy backyards. In summer, their sweet whistles are one of the first sounds of the morning.

If you have an interesting photograph taken somewhere in Bryan County of something or somebody you’d like to share with our readers, email it to jamie.parker@bryancountynow.com. Not all submissions may be used.

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