13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Female Cardinal Posing

This female cardinal, though not as aggressive as her male counterpart, still managed to chase off all the other birds, ate her fill from the feeder, and then perched on top of its hanger.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: North Plainfield, New Jersey, United States of America
Camera: DMC-FZ50
Copyright: © Sylvia Walker