This male cardinal is so fluffed out as he enjoys a sunflower seed that he looks like the more brown-bodied female, but he’s still got his red mohawk and belly. It’s no wonder he’s fluffed out his feathers to keep warm—you can see the snow falling in specks around him and even a few flakes landing on his back and on the branch around him. Keep those feeders full and free of ice and snow in weather like this.
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