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211 BLUSH OF SUMMER
Lancaster County, Nebraska. A male northern cardinal pauses at the nest after delivering food to its week old chicks sheltered in a porch side clematis. These brightly colored songbirds feed on seeds, fruit and insects, and inhabit brush with adjacent open areas both in town and countryside. Extending throughout much of the eastern United States, in Nebraska, they are at the western edge of their range in the Great Plains.