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Earlier this month the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel reported on a campaign by Tom Johnson and Andy Cullimore of Valparaiso to adopt the white-breasted nuthatch as the state bird of Indiana. Their activity is featured on Facebook. If the campaign ever moves beyond the wall, let me sign the petition! This is not to take anything away from the cardinal, which happens to be the official bird in seven states, according to the News-Sentinel's report. I'm delighted to know that others appreciate this spunky little guy, the white-breasted nuthatch. It's a beautiful bird. And it really is beautifully Indiana.