I more readily identify the Cardinal with the grosbeak family when (s)he has his(her) crest laid flat like this.
I took all five of these photos with a Nikon Coolpix L810 26x optical zoom
Happy birding, everyone!
I am a resident of the North Carolina foothills and visitor to the mountains who finds great joy in observing and living with one of man's best friends, birds! I have limited photographic equipment, only a Nikon L810 and a pair of binoculars (for long-distance images). Nonetheless, I hope you see the heart behind the images and enjoy the beauty of birds on this blog.