All About Cardinals: Backyard Bird Series – FreeSchool


You’re watching FreeSchool! (bird chirping) For many birdwatchers in North America, the
Northern Cardinal is a familiar sight. Its bright red plumage and black mask, as
well as its cheerful song, make the cardinal one of the most easily identifiable birds
in the United States. Only adult males achieve the bright red color.
Females have dull, red-brown feathers, but can be identified by their cheerful orange
beaks, and the traces of red in their wing and tail feathers. In the wild, cardinals eat weed seeds, grains,
and fruits, although they may sometimes eat bugs, berries, and corn. If you live in the cardinal’s range and would
like to try attracting some to your yard, try putting out sunflower seeds, cracked corn,
or apples. Remember to use a broad, sturdy surface, since cardinals normally hop around
on the ground to find their food. Cardinals do not follow a yearly migration
pattern like many other birds, so you may be able to attract them all year round. The cardinal is the official state bird of
7 states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia,
making it the most popular state bird in the country. I hope you enjoyed learning about the cardinal,
and good luck finding it in your yard. (bird chirping)

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  1. Arduous Ant

    This is an awesome video, 😀 Im definatly subbing, i will try to visit your channel regularly from now on 😀 if you can do visit my channel! That would be awesome!! 😀 Until next time and keep up the great videos! Peace

  2. T Santos

    Our Pom puppy just caught one. One that started slamming into our sliding glass door again. We had scared a bit for a few weeks from flying into glass door by taping up an owl printout I trimmed. It was hurt each time before but not enough that it needed caring until now. Informative video, he's now munching on some sunflower seeds and berries.

  3. E LEAL

    You learn something new every day.. 🙂 Never knew the female cardinal had different colors. Figured they had some small difference like the beak maybe but not the feathers. Thank you for posting.

  4. Ellen R.

    I heard this beautiful bird song for the first time the other day.  A passerby told me it was a Cardinal's song and pointed it out high in a tree.

  5. Better Homes Photography

    Sad that you failed to put the various sounds of the Cardinal throughout your video. Rather it's only in the beginning with music and at the very tail end. 90% talk. 10% Bird sounds. Poorly thought out.

  6. V. Maxwell M. R.

    I can imagine seeing a priest yelling "Your eminence get down from there! You have mass to say in 10 minutes!" for some reason xD

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