A Cardinal pair...
Cardinals are such fascinating birds. They are a colorful and unusual combination of bold, forceful and beautiful. They are aggressive, but usually just to feed and defend their families.
If you have bird feeders where you live, you might notice Cardinals are usually the last bird to fill up on food at nightfall, while all the other birds went to roost for the night 20 minutes before.
The female Cardinal is such an interesting combination of red and warm tans, in contrast to the bright red of her mate. I enjoy watching them work together. As a pair, they seem to separate themselves from all of the other songbirds and work within their own set of strict rules.
A. E. West
Fine Artist with interests in Conservation, History and Nature paints subjects from coastal Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania and Upstate New York.