Down south, in Shelby County, Alabama - something wild showed up recently. A male cardinal bird - with yellow pigment - started visiting somebody's bird feeder there. According to, a yellow cardinal is extremely rare. Geoffrey Hill, an Auburn University professor who has written books about bird coloration says, in forty years of bird watching, he's never seen one in the wild. Professor Hill estimates, "that in any given year there are two or three yellow cardinals at backyard feeding stations somewhere in the U.S. or Canada."

So, Michigan, be on the lookout this spring for a yellow cardinal.

Also - good luck winning the Powerball jackpot.

Here's the story. With photos of the cardinal taken by a professional photographer.



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