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First sighting this spring This Northern Cardinal is my first of the season. What a beautifully fresh healthy bird. Loving the warmer weather in the Arizona desert and providing a early spring reminder that winter is just about over. Cardinalis cardinalis,Geotagged,Northern Cardinal,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

First sighting this spring

This Northern Cardinal is my first of the season. What a beautifully fresh healthy bird. Loving the warmer weather in the Arizona desert and providing a early spring reminder that winter is just about over.

    comments (4)

  1. He's gorgeous...and a great sign that spring is finally here! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Looking good, here's to a fine new season! Posted 4 years ago
    1. I wish we had more winter rains for the wildflowers, I'll take what I can get. Posted 4 years ago

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The Northern Cardinal is a North American bird in the genus ''Cardinalis''; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It is found in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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Uploaded Mar 27, 2018. Captured Mar 25, 2018 17:09 in E Britton Way, Tucson, AZ 85739, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO640
  • 400mm