Winter's cold & snow brings the Northern Cardinals flocking to feeding stations. While they are most seen in winter Cardinals are non-migratory, spending the entire year in the same area. Lack of leafy cover and their quest for food coupled with their bright colors is what makes them more obvious during the winter months.
Although not as gaudy as their male counterpart the female is a beautiful bird too with her more subdued colors.
Shortly after arriving at our bird shooting area this afternoon Willard & me were joined by Jean from Nature & More and her husband Andy. The Cardinals didn't seem to mind the additional cameras much and were soon posing for their portraits.
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