POTD 8/20/23

August 20, 2023  •  1 Comment

CARDINAL ON THE WAY - When it leaves the nest, a young Northern Cardinal has a dark bill without any bright color. A few weeks later the dark color will have faded and the bill becomes bright orange-red like the adults. This immature Cardinal is just starting to get his adult bill color.   


Bill Niemi(non-registered)
Nice photo. I've looked at birds all my life and never saw an immature cardinal.
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