These birds are such a delight to see at the deck feeder. This is the male Northern Cardinal. The female is more of a brown with a reddish colored beak and tail. The male always has a burst of color stronger than the female.
Sharing this photo with my Backyard Birds series I started awhile back. I have many different birds that visit the deck feeder. This one has a sunflower seed in his mouth. He cracks it and leaves the shells for me to clean up.
My Dad always called these redbirds. We talked every day about birds. I miss those talks.
They also look stunning in the snow with their bright red color. The sunflower seeds and peanuts are two of their favorite foods.
Have a wonderful day everyone.
Enjoy seeing different birds and leaning about nature?