🌲 Today’s Creature Feature is....Cardinals! These crested songbirds bring a dash of color wherever they go! The northern cardinal is the most famous species in the U.S. they are named after Catholic Bishops and their red gowns. Interestingly, their color comes from what they eat! Pigments from the food they eat, travel through their system and crystallize in their feather follicles. So if a cardinal can’t find red berries to snack on, their coloring will start to fade! Wow! 😲 Even more interesting, Cardinals will VOLUNTARILY cover themselves with Ants 🐜!! Experts are not sure why. We have two different kitchen towels featuring this most fascinating of creatures, the cardinal, the Cardinal Kitchen Towel and the Red Cardinals Kitchen Towel, pick your favorite today! #creaturefeature#kitchen#kitchentowels#cardinals#birdwatching#birds#birding#cardinal#holiday#holidaydecor#winterdecor#indiaoverseastraders
Two Ring-billed gulls enjoying the golden hour at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Brigham City, Utah USA. processed in a painterly effect. Did you know most Ring-billed Gulls come back to breed at the same colony where they were hatched? Once they have bred the first time, they are likely to return to that colony year after year, and also nest within a few yards of their last nesting sit.