This female Northern Cardinal blends in very well; only her beak betrays her presence.
Even though the light makes its colour hard to distinguish, the profile clearly distinguishes this bird: It is a Northern Cardinal.
It seems that Everyone Has An Opinion about current affairs and how they are being handled, mishandled, what have you.
In this concerning, confusing time, life goes on. I will continue to record and share pieces, fragments, of the world around me. My continued intent is to create a calm and reflective place.
This Northern Cardinal is an infrequent visitor to my feeder at work. It was good to see him today!
A Northern Cardinal hunts for tidbits.
It’s hard times to be a songbird in our part of the world. While our normal high temperature is around freezing we have not been above -5C for 13 days now. We have filled all four feeders at least once daily during this time, often twice daily. I have not yet been able to take a good photo of any of our many visitors; here is a photo I took years ago of a Northern Cardinal after an early April snowstorm.
A juvenile Northern Cardinal gleans uneaten seeds from the ground under a bird feeder.
I participate in Project FeederWatch. It’s a citizen science project which involves counting the birds at my bird feeders. During our recent extreme cold weather visitation dramatically increased. I photographed this Northern Cardinal through the living room window and screen so it’s a little fuzzy.