I’ve mentioned several times over the last year or so that we have a Cardinal that almost looks like a charcoal sketch of one. It has been a source of frustration that I never seemed to have my camera available when our “Charcoal Cardinal” was around.
Now, I finally have a picture – not a great picture, but perhaps good enough for you to see what I meant. The bird is one of this summer’s hatchlings, and the red in its tail and wing tips has just shown up over the past week or two.
It’s not the only one. We see at least two and probably three birds in varying shades of gray.