Thursday, December 17, 2015

2015: most frivolous purchase

2015: The Best & Worst! This is the time of the year when writers coast. They dream up their totally subjective best and worse lists for the year that's rapidly coming to a close. Why? So they can focus on the important things...the holidays. So with that in mind:

Male northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) attract their mates with their bright color and loud whistling song. 

Unmated female cardinals tend to choose the brightest male available. But what if between two males they are equally colorful? 

It would then come down to the one with the most bountiful defended territory and most superb song quality.

The best most frivolous purchase I made in the past year came in late November. Two male cardinals singing a competitive duet of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."

Which one did the better job? That will be up to the unmated female cardinal to decide. Paula Abdul, which one has American Idol potential?  


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