The Female Cardinal is not as colorful as the Male who is bright red but the soft color tones in their feathers and the variety of colors make them a very beautiful beautiful bird.
*It had been snowing off and on for several days and this lady came to get some sunflowers from our feeders. When she was crowded by the finches and other wild birds she landed on the rail of the deck to survey the situation.
Nikon D40X with Nikon 300mm VR Lens on max zoom
Taken from our home here in Southeast Missouri.