Sunday, February 26, 2017

Northern Cardinal (Southwest)



I have nothing more to offer today than a bright red bird. If it is cold where you are, he's an offering of warmth. If it is sunny where you are...be happy for that.

The male Northern Cardinal (the Southwest variety, above) is not as bright red as the typical Northern Cardinal found in the Eastern United States...never the less, he's a treat to see.


The female Northern Cardinal (Southwest) offers warmth in golden and red tones.

Cardinals are the State Bird of seven States; Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.

It seems a lot of people love this lovely bird. She, too, is a bit of sunshine on a gloomy day.

(Click any picture to enlarge)

Allan
Credits: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds