Welcome to Thursday’s Open Link Night dVerse visitors, this is Gayle from Bodhirose’s Blog.

We are deep in summer here in Florida and I thought I would share a story on one of my favorite birds, the Northern Cardinal, which are prevalent here. They frequent our feeders daily and make for a lovely spot of color as they zip through the yard.  Well one morning, many years ago, I was out watering plants in the backyard and finally came to attend a small, flowering Crape Myrtle tree.  I trained the hose up into the branches and out of the corner of my eye I saw a bright red flash.  It was a male cardinal and he had swooped in and was “allowing” me to assist with his morning bath.  I couldn’t believe it as he fluttered his wings and preened all the while I held the hose on him.  This is one of my all-time favorite bird memories.  I hope each of you will make a meaningful, summer memory with some wildlife.

Northern Cardinal; Bing Images








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