Cardinal


I believe this is a young brother going through his first molt. That red is coming out quite nicely though!

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19 comments:

Olivier said...

il est tres beau, il a une belle couleur rouge

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Through this post of yours, I just learned about the bird meme. Wow! something for everybody.

I saw a peacock yesterday who looked shabby. Must be moulting! Great close up of a cardinal you have here!

Dorothy said...

The Cardinals have been looking awful! I photographed one with just one feather sticking up in his crest!

B SQUARED said...

He's going to be a handsome bloke.

Kate said...

I'm not a "bird freak," but I certainly enjoy the birds that come to our feeders. Last week I watched aggressive cardinals chase away other birds who had come to eat, and then carefully tend to their family, eating and feeding the adolescents. Great fun to watch.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my, isn't he sweet looking and very red. I like Cardinals---mostly because we don't have them out here. MB

Roberto M. Alves said...

Great capture and beautiful bird. The color is perfect.

greetings

Lois said...

He is a cutie!

Rambling Round said...

Neat shot! Did you have your camera on the ground?

Elettra said...

great capture

EG Wow said...

This is such a nice photo of a cardinal, which I find very elusive in my gardens. Nice to see this friendlier one.

Leif Hagen said...

Quite different from the cardinals in Rome!

gogouci said...

Ooh beautiful catch.

VP said...

Amazing color, I have never seen a real one...

Halcyon said...

Rambling Round: This photo was taken with my Wingscapes camera. It has a motion sensor and takes photos of the birds as they stop and pose. I did have it on the ground for this shot. The birds have been enjoyig my water bowl during the recent drought.

mick said...

That is such a beautiful bright little bird. I've just been reading about the Wingscapes bird cam and it looks very interesting.

Jacob said...

That young 'un is truly a bright red. I wonder what kind of nickname he'll get? Can't call everyone "Red" that's for sure.

It's a conundrum!

Tricia said...

He's so brightly colored! I love Cardinals!!!

Lana Gramlich said...

Gads, they look horrendous in molt, don't they? Fortunately the process doesn't take TOO long!