Northern Cardinals Look Stunning in the Snow

1 cardinal
Even a raging blizzard can't dull the brilliant red hue of our Northern Cardinals - especially the males.

female cardinal february 3
The snow sets off the lovely tints of female Cardinals, as well.

female cardinal february 2
She really is a beauty. Subtle rather than flashy.

Northern Cardinal swoop
This guy swooped in, grabbed some food, and then he swooped out again in a heartbeat.

northern cardinal snow
This photo and the next one illustrate the dramatic fluctuations of the weather in New England. When this photo was taken at 9:00 AM on Saturday, it was snowing heavily and there was 1/2 inch of snow on the ground.

Northern Cardinal no snow
By 10:30, just 90 minutes later, the sun is shining brightly and the snow has completely melted away. I could hardly believe it, and I was born around here! The bright sunshine didn't last more than an hour, however. By noon it was snowing again. It snowed for most of the day, and the heavy low-lying clouds made the world dark and gloomy once more. Oh well. Spring is just around the corner.


  1. Beautiful shots! The male cardinal glows from the trees!

  2. They certainly brighten up a dreary winters day. FAB.


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