Northern Cardinal
Cardinals come to the bird feeder in my back yard. Hover pointer over thumbnail for caption. Click on thumbnail to load larger image.
This male cardinal is a frequent visitor (2004).  However the female is more secretive and only shows up at odd hours. Female cardinal, 2004. Cardinal shows off his plumage, 2004. One of my first tethered efforts with the old Kodak DC290, cardinal in my back yard. Sort of interesting shot of cardinal but not sharp.  Give me another crack at this with the digiscope.
If the female cardinal had been facing to the right this might have been a good shot, even with the goldfinch out of focus. Female cardinal, 2003. Cardinal, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri 2005. Female cardinal 2004. (Mark II) Juvenile cardinal 2004. (Mark II)
Juvenile cardinal 2004. Female cardinal, 2006. Remote triggered Canon S330, 2002, cardinal in my back yard. Juvenile cardinal, 2006. Cardinal, Newton Hills State Park, SD, June 2014.
Cardinal, Credit Island, Iowa, February 2011. Cardinal at feeder, Credit Island, Iowa, February 2011. Cardinal, Credit Island, Iowa, February 2011.

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