There is no contest.
My favorite bird is the Northern Cardinal.
His song is beautiful and his feathers stunning.
I always am glad to see a cardinal in the yard and am ever hopeful that they will nest here.
My friend Betty and I had a fun thing going on about cardinals for a few years.
She lived here in Wisconsin and always had cardinals at her feeders,
I lived in Denver and wished I had a cardinal.
So, cardinals got tucked into Christmas boxes, and glove compartments and suitcases;
it was silly and fun.
Every single Cardinal I see makes me think of Betty.
Maybe it is Betty checking in or checking on me.
Who is to say.
But I sure do love seeing a Cardinal like this one out my living room window.