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