The jovial cardinal is a common sight in winter landscapes. Forming close-knit groups during the colder months, these scarlet songbirds easily stand out amongst the whites and browns of a chilled backyard. While it may seem like cardinals are only in the area during winter, they do not migrate at all and are some of the most permanent residents of the forest borders of eastern North America. The cardinals you see in your area are very much your year-long neighbors. Most only live within a mile of where they were born, using their stout and powerful beaks….
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