|The red Northern Cardinal male is a bright spot of color|
in the otherwise drab winter and early spring of Illinois,
Rock Cut State Park, IL; 3/31/11.
|A puffed up female Northern Cardinal staying warm |
in a Northern Illinois winter, Rockford, IL; 1/20/11.
|A "Beast" of a male N. Cardinal, molting, Rockford, IL; 9/5/10.|
|A female N. Cardinal in its "Beast" molting form, Rockford, IL; 9/5/10.|
|A Northern Cardinal, Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve, Rockford, IL; 2/19/11.|