She greeted me in the morning, soft feathered and I think quite young,
her tail feathers especially beautiful - Ms. Northern Cardinal.
Enjoying the brilliant October sunshine from her perch on the
shepherd's hook where the feeder hangs beneath the fig tree.
She stayed quite a while seeming to enjoy the warmth.
She and her family are non-migrators so will be spending the
winter months here. They gather in small flocks of up to
twenty birds and will definitely be looking for seed, insects
and fruits/berries in the garden no matter what the weather.