Saturday, March 25, 2006

Northern cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis

Just this minute I saw my first cardinal of the season, out in the backyard. A female on a low branch. Then a male with her. They always come in pairs I said to myself. But then another male. And another. Swooping around each other. Staking out territory or competing for a mate? Dunno. I just appreciate the first sighting and look forward to my springtime rides to work, quarter to six, cardinals seeking roadside breakfast; sets my day off on the right foot.

These are, as they say, stock photos, click to enlarge.

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