Tag: northern cardinal

A Carolina wren sits in the bare branches of a tree.

Every birder starts somewhere, and there are lots of local birds you don’t have to have an eagle eye or the ears of a hawk to recognize. Here are a few of the easiest birds to spot in Hamilton County – and they may be in your backyard right this very moment!

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The bright red feathers of male northern cardinal contrast against the snow in Winton Woods.

Have you been wondering how our local birds can survive the bitter cold temperatures this winter? Birds are warm blooded, just like humans, meaning they can produce their own body heat. They take it a step further though. Birds have a higher metabolic rate than us, allowing them to stay at a higher temperature (around 105 degrees […]

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