Cardinal plumages

Photo by Chris Bosak – A male cardinal visits a backyard in New England, fall 2022.

As a follow-up to my recent post on cardinals, here is a look at a male cardinal, female cardinal and immature cardinal. Note the brighter bill of the adult female cardinal compared to the young bird. Here is the original post.

Photo by Chris Bosak — A female cardinal visits a backyard in New England, fall 2022.
Photo by Chris Bosak – An immature cardinal visits a backyard in New England, fall 2022.