A beautiful scarlet-red cardinal posing for me and hoping he’ll be paid in full for his modeling services with some black oiler sunflower seeds (which he did get!).

The Cornel Lab of Ornithology has this to say about the cardinal:

The male Northern Cardinal is perhaps responsible for getting more people to open up a field guide than any other bird. They’re a perfect combination of familiarity, conspicuousness, and style: a shade of red you can’t take your eyes off. Even the brown females sport a sharp crest and warm red accents. Cardinals don’t migrate and they don’t molt into a dull plumage, so they’re still breathtaking in winter’s snowy backyards. In summer, their sweet whistles are one of the first sounds of the morning.

You can read more and hear their sweet song here:


cardinal, cardinals, red cardinal, red cardinals, scarlet, red, scarlet cardinal, scarlet cardinals, bird, wild bird, cardinal bird, cardinal birds, wild cardinal, wild cardinals, rule, rules, cardinal rules, wild birds, lois bryan, avian, feather, feathered, feathers, red feathers, scarlet feathers, tree, bird in tree, birds in tree, cardinal in tree

All images are copyright © Lois Bryan. All materials contained may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted, borrowed, swiped, snitched or downloaded in any way, shape or form. All rights reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited. NO MEANS NO.

View Full Profile


desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait