Like the Anhinga whose scientific name is Anhinga Anhinga the Northern Cardinal uses the same name twice, Cardinalis Cardinalis.
This young couple has decided to set up housekeeping in the neighborhood. I’ve been seeing them for a while. I’ve been watching them to try and find the nest site without much success until this evening. It appears that they are using an infrequently used space between my next door neighbors house and the house on the other side. I couldn’t spot the nest this evening but I did manage to get a couple of shots as they flittered around.
So, here is Mr. Cardinal
and his lovely wife.