Friday, December 27, 2013

Red letter day

Taking a break from the hawks, I ventured up to Central Park today to get a change of scenery.  As it's winter and the park looks mostly brown and barren, what a surprise it was to come across an area of the park that had so many cardinals, they looked like red apples on the trees.

The males are brilliant scarlet:

Central Park Cardinal

Central Park Cardinal

Central Park Cardinal

And let's not forget the females, who are a bit more camouflaged:

Central Park Cardinal

See more photos here.