Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Northern cardinal, eating holly berries

A bright male northern cardinal, its plumage rivaling that of the colorful winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) drupes that it sits among. As stated in the previous post, the holly garden at Dawes Arboretum can be a fantastic place to drum up showy bird images.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have two mated cardinals appear in my yard every year. I also
Have two large holly bushes, brimming with berries!
I truly feel that the male eats the berries, contributing
To it’s beautiful color?

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