Such brilliant plumage this time of year!
The photo is from flickr but it may well have been the same cardinal looking for a new nest.
He was scouting out my backyard - hope he moves in!
The photo above led me to this collection of cardinal photos.
Usually the males are the more spectacular, but with cardinals I think the females are just as gorgeous.
We do have a pair of sparrows nesting in the backyard birdhouse, but it has been proving to be a real challenge trying to catch a glimpse, let alone grab a photo.
I'll have to stake out some early morning with coffee and camera in hand.
When it's warmer.
By then, maybe there will be chicks...