St. Patrick’s Day came about in order to honor St. Patrick, who, as a missionary in Ireland, converted the Irish to Christianity.  He even has a Catholic Cathedral named after him.  So, in pondering which bird to choose to represent St. Patrick’s Day, I naturally thought of the red Cardinal.  I realize that it’s coloring is not even remotely green.  However, when you think of Catholics, you also think of their Cardinals, I’m sure.  So it’s quite logical, of course.

Cardinal With Shamrock

And look how sharply the green shamrock stands out against the brilliant red!  It’s a beautiful thing!

Cardinal Right View

This particular bird is made of polymer clay.   He stands about one inch tall, and is an inch and a half long.

Cardinal Left Side