Beautiful weather, cloudless skies, and singing birds have been the theme lately. One song stands out loud and clear. The Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis, pierces the air with its call. Bright red males light up the high branches as they patrol their territories.
I moved to get a better view. He was unconcerned that I was not far away. It seems he posed.
He cocked back his head and started singing . Listen here for a good example.