Red bird of love

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Valentine bird, this male Northern Cardinal is singing his heart out. Time for true love… or at least sexy mating rituals… in the bird world.

I have heard the cardinals now and then but not seen many since we arrived in early December, until recently. Now they are noisier and more visible. Go for it, guys!

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Also in the neighborhood, bougainvillea in Valentine’s Day colors.

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Sewall’s Point has wonderful vegetation, layers of trees and shrubs to keep the birds and my eyes happy. Neighborhood walks are so nice.

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I am still learning what is growing and blooming around me. That’s the fun part about moving to a new place.

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Lots of Zebra Longwing butterflies here. (I just learned that one.)

The species is distributed across South and Central America and as far north as southern Texas and peninsular Florida; there are migrations north into other American states in the warmer months.

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Gray squirrel, I know that one.

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Bird lover mailbox.

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