Northern Cardinal, (Cardinalis cardinalis). No matter what you call it, nobody can resist liking this flashy, red bird. It can be found throughout most of the midwest and eastern part of the country. Ann and I took a short trip to San Angelo State Park on Sunday morning and I took this photo at the bird blind there.
While going through my archives this morning, preparing for this post, I came upon a couple more images that I think you may have never seen. I think this next one had been splashing in a pond before me getting the photo.
I hope looking at these photos will help jump-start your week. There is something about looking at happy birds, that can give a person a feel-good feeling.