Red Gallery – Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinals are colorful, tolerant of people, have pleasant calls, and are easily attracted to bird feeders. That has made them a favorite of backyard birdwatchers all over the eastern half of the U.S. Cardinals may form winter flocks of 60-70 birds. Their bright plumage brings color to our yards during the winter when many other species have flown south.


Photo Gallery



© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

15 thoughts on “Red Gallery – Northern Cardinal

  1. Yesterday, I finally found the family that belongs to the single male who’s been showing up at my place. Whether I saw the female and two young ones, or three young, I’m not sure, but now I know where they’re hiding out, and can watch for them.

  2. I so enjoyed this look at the stately northern cardinal, HJ. As you listed the reasons they are a favorite, I remembered there were several US states that made it their state bird. Quick look up: seven states have the cardinal for their state bird: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. That is a much-loved species. Great post, my friend, I love the Red Gallery.

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