Everyone knows the vivid red male cardinal. The female is also beautifully colored, but much less showy.
The Cardinals are year round residents and many pair nest on our five acres. They're the first to arrive at the feeder in the morning and the last to feed at night.
The next two Wednesdays I'll be the one with wings, flying to Idaho and back. By the time I get home again it should be spring. I'm looking forward to taking some bird pictures that don't involve snow.