Why So Poofy?

Spring is just around the corner here in Atlanta (I hope this isn’t just wishful thinking on my part!), but before we bid winter a fond farewell  I thought I’d post a couple of pictures I took this week of a pair of puffed up cardinals.

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Did you ever notice how birds can make themselves seem so big when the air is cold and the wind is blowing?

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Their poofy appearance is because they are trapping pockets of air beneath their feathers to add layers of insulation for warmth.  I find that rather amazing.  Just another thing that makes me marvel at God’s handiwork.