I just took several pictures of a male Cardinal eating snow with his beak 
covered, very cute. He did this several times and would then scrape it clean 
and start all over again.

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On Feb 8, 2014, at 1:52 PM, "Meena Madhav Haribal" <m...@cornell.edu> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I just watched cardinals eating snow.  First, I saw a male  cardinal on the 
> snow, I thought he looked very cute so I was praising his beauty. Then I 
> thought may be snow is too deep for him get up. Just then he started eating 
> snow. When he face was up, his beak was covered with snow.  So I ran down to 
> my car to get the video camera out. By the time I came up and set up my 
> camera, he had his last bite (?) of snow and flew up to a branch still his 
> beak covered with snow.  As I was watching him, I saw another bird down 
> slightly hidden in the branches. It turned out to be his partner who was also 
> eating snow. She too was satiated after a few minutes and joined the male. 
> Then they both flew away together.
> It was a very cute behavior to  watch and birds looked adorable!
> Cheers
> Meena
> Meena Haribal
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