Below you will see Ruthven president Betsy Smith’s collection of 15 stuffed Cardinals. Each time one slams into the picture window she stuffs it and sticks it on a tree to attract more Cardinals to that grisly fate…….
Actually, Betsy lives across the river from Ruthven and about half a kilometre downstream. She has been getting as many as 18 Cardinals at her feeder at one time. We find that these birds tend to flock together and stay in the vicinity of the river during the winter.