Before I moved to Texas I didn't actually believe cardinals were a real bird. I sorta buy into the werewolves and vampires thing yet I didn't believe in cardinals. Go figure ... I may need to see someone about this weird aversion to reality.
Anywho. After I moved to Texas it became abundantly clear that cardinals are indeed real birds. Not mythological creatures. Who woulda thought? They are way more vibrant in person than you can imagine. TV documentaries and images on the internet do not do it justice. I'll post a picture here ... but that's just so you don't have any doubts that they are real. *smiles* Not that you would.Blue Jays are also remarkably brilliantly colored birds. They are fun to watch flutter around, swooping in and out all about.Unless they have taken up residence in your backyard. Terrorizing your son and cat. Who was already petrified of birds. Then these two particular birds become less vibrant and brilliant and more of pests that must be dealt with.