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Northern Cardinal

Photo of the Week (February 18th, 2018)

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Given the lack of variety of birds we get in the winter, and given that the vast majority of birds I get at my feeders in winter are Dark-eyed Juncos, Pine Siskins, House Sparrows, and other "non-colorful" birds, it's always welcome when the resident Northern Cardinals pay a visit.  I never have more than one pair at my feeders, but they're pretty darned faithful!  Every evening, half an hour before sunset or so, both a male and a female show up to feed.  They're less frequent visitors at other times, but here a gorgeous male pauses in the trees by  my feeders on a very chilly morning, right after dawn.

Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis

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