Hello readers! No, you didnt get your days mixed up. It's only Thursday.. and it's Daryl here with you. Jared and I switched our days this week since today is my boyfriends birthday, so we have dinner plans this evening, he just doesn't know it yet.
Photo taken by Jared Anderson
Paulie gave Thomas and I his football tix for UofL vs Clemson 2021 (it did not go our way)
As the guys have been getting us ready for the squads we get to watch on their particular fields or courts, I can help but catch myself often looking for the real things all around me. I've mentioned it before but it's one of my favorite hobbies to watch cardinal birds near me. I could be stopped at a red light with the windows down and hear the call of a Cardinal bird and trying to locate the red beauty while stuck in traffic on Third Street near Belknap campus. Which some could equate to the feeling of a long volley and score at L&N Arena or the pass inside the box and into the back of the net at Lynn Stadium.
Cardinals are typically the first bird to visit feeders in the morning and the last to visit in the evenings. Early bird gets the best pick of the seeds!
Northern Cardinals are classified as granivorous animals because they live on a diet consisting of mostly seeds. Their short, stout, cone-shaped beaks are specially designed to crack open the hulls on seeds and shells on nuts. I'll refrain from making a sports related joke on that note. Sunflower seeds are the Cardinals' favorite so load up those feeders!
The Northern Cardinal is the official state bird of 7 eastern states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.