Birdbath photo III: Northern Cardinal with bald head

Photo by Chris Bosak A Northern Cardinal drinks from a bird bath in New England, fall 2015.

Photo by Chris Bosak
A Northern Cardinal drinks from a bird bath in New England, fall 2015.

This guy hung around the feeders and birdbath for much of the fall of 2015. To answer the burning question, I’m not sure what happened to the feathers on his head. Mites? Molt? Either way, the feathers likely grew back by the winter and the bird was fine.

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