This is my poor resident Cardinal a few weeks ago at the peak of his molting. Since that time, his head feathers have started to sprout again. They're a bit grayish at first, but by spring will be bright-red again, just in time for wooing his mate.
Taken 10:25 AM on August 11, 2015
Uploaded 12:19 AM on August 31, 2015
- Posted in Wildlife
- Canon EOS 7D
- 1/800 sec.
- 400 mm
- 500 ISO
- Orland Park, IL
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