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Crimson and Gray.  (aka the Cheshire Cardinal) | by TheGreenHeron
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Crimson and Gray. (aka the Cheshire Cardinal)

Male Cardinalis Cardinalis, Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks. And I agree with Ray, he DOES seem to be almost smiling ... Kind of like the Cheshire cat .... err ... I mean Cheshire Cardinal.

 

Thank you for all the nice comments on my cardinal. :)

 

This is probably the dominant male amongst the 9 or 10 males I have that come. He scares all the other cardinals off and he's the most red. He also is the most comfortable with me. He really doesn't seem to care that I'm sitting there pointing the camera at him.

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Taken on January 26, 2010