Yesterday this Northern Cardinal came by and brightened up my day..His mate was below waiting for him, she was singing away probably telling him to hurry up. I have seen them a lot lately and keep looking for a nest but have not spotted it. I have photographed this particular male Cardinal before as his beak has a crack in it on the left side (or what looks like a crack to me).
This is one of those shots that I if I was an artist I'd paint this one ;)
"Both sexes sing clear, slurred whistled phrases that are cabulary of several phrase types which it combines into different songs. One common song pattern sounds like purdy purdy purdy... whoit, whoit, whoit, whoit. Another resembles what-cheer, what-cheer ... wheet, wheet, wheet, wheet."
"The Northern Cardinal is a fairly large, long-tailed songbird with a short, very thick bill and a prominent crest. Cardinals often sit with a hunched-over posture and with the tail pointed straight down."
I hope everyone has a great weekend! :)