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.

Attach an invitation!

David Uthe David Uthe

Taken 10:25 AM on August 11, 2015
Uploaded 12:19 AM on August 31, 2015
Posted in Wildlife
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 1/800 sec.
  • 400 mm
  • 500 ISO
Orland Park, IL
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David's photos
Eastern Purple Coneflower by David Uthe Wild Common Sunflower by David Uthe Zombie? by David Uthe Downy Woodpecker by David Uthe American Bullfrog by David Uthe
Wildlife category
snapper by Fred Faulkner Zombie? by David Uthe Everbody is Back by Paul McFadden Female Purple Finch I think. by Bill Born Brown Gull by Harold Blum
Northern Cardinals album
Northern Cardinal by David Uthe The Yardmeister by David Uthe Zombie? by David Uthe Northern Cardinal by David Uthe Cardinal In The Woods by David Uthe

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