A strange looking bird stopped by to use the glorified bird bath I made on Long Island. I identified it as a Cardinal as it flew in but after looking at the photos I had to second guess myself and double check.
Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis
Seems it’s molting time and this handsome guy went bald. His head is black because his skin is black and Cardinals usually lose all their head feathers at once. Another reason his head could look black is the head feathers as they gow in are black.
Gone bald and without his crest he can still smile. I wonder if I could if i lost my ponytail.
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