Taken in my backyard in Abita Springs, LA. My husband and I only half-jokingly refer to our yard as the "Cardinal Emporium," we have so many around. There are typically 20-30 at our bird feeders at a time.
"Photo of the Week" on The Nature Conservancy's blog and fb page, Nov. 18, 2011.
"Daily Nature Photo" on The Nature Conservancy's website, Nov. 14, 2011.