❈ Some believe that hanging a cardinal on your Christmas tree brings good luck for the coming year. Cardinals are also a symbol of hope.
❈ The 17th century song, “The Twelve days of Christmas“, is full of birds and symbols representing them. The five gold rings refer to Ring-necked Pheasants. Four “calling birds” is a misnomer for “colly,” or blackbirds.
Source All Seasons Wild Bird Store
Bird’s Eye View Volume 20, Issue 6 November/December, 2013