I took this photo in late July, so I think the cardinal had just begun to molt. Molting begins after mating season and before the cold weather sets in. They can look pretty rough over several weeks but this bird still looked pretty spiffy.

17 thoughts on “NORTHERN CARDINAL

  1. Such a beautiful bird . GOD has really created wonderful beings on this earth .


  2. Great picture! I normally only notice Cardinals in the winter time


  3. He’s so pretty! I hope to see one in real life one day.


  4. Thank you for this wonderful photo. They are such beautiful birds, even molting. I love that they stick around here all winter. Those glimpses of bright red feathers against the snow bring cheer.

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  5. I think these are such beautiful birds. They belong on Christmas cards. I wish we had cardinals out here in the west. I like his stance in this photo.

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  6. Oh yes, Belinda, very spiffy. And it looks like he’s spotted something delicious. Wonderful photograph and summer moment, thank you.

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  7. This is a very attractive photograph. I like the green background and the quizzical angle of the bird – I almost want to see its thought bubble!

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