Lady Cardinal

Wednesday, March 27, 2019,

Female birds often get short shrift when it comes to observations of avian beauty. While I am certain that all males find their counterparts beautiful, it seems that we human observers focus on the male birds and tend to ignore or disregard the females. Meanwhile, they are no less attractive.

Their subdued coloration is probably a genetic-borne defense to help them stay unnoticed by predators while they raise their young. Mother Nature is very wise in Her ways. However, even with “drabber” colors, those ladies are still a wonder to behold. Female Cardinals are amongst the prettiest birds that we get to see here on Long Island, even with their muted¬† coloration. Look at this bird. Do you really think that she is any less spectacular than her mate? ¬†JK

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