20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Male Cardinals in molting stage, fighting on my deck.

Two male cardinals, both in their molting stage, fighting for the whole unsalted peanuts on my deck. I feed the birds year round in my yard. As fall approaches, the winter birds show up. Cardinals are actually here year round but they really enjoy the peanuts I put out in my deck feeder.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: Chapel Hill, Tennessee, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Carol Wilson