From the kitchen window one day last week, I caught sight of a bright red blur among the trees. We have tons of cardinals, but what caught my attention was the intensity of the red color. Then I saw distinctive black wings.
I see from my field guide that we live at the southern limits of their summer breeding ground. And I also realize, after looking at the pictures in the guide, that I may have seen some at the feeder which I misidentified as gold finches because the males lose their color after the summer breeding season and the females are always yellow-green. Now that I know what to look for, I may see more!
Count Your Blessings
Linking up with Free Motion on the River.