Friday, September 18, 2009

Feathered Friends: It's Just a Phase

Pity the poor Cardinal.

They go through so much ...

... a mottled mess of gray and red ...

... a Bozo the Clown Orange Phase ...

... before getting their beautiful red, adult colors.
A few more pictures of the Cardinal's "transitional"phases are at my bird blog, here.

4 comments:

Sharon said...

I wonder if they know they are going to be beautiful one day.

B SQUARED said...

I am amazed that I have seen no Cardinals this summer in Harbor Springs. Lots of other birds but no Cards.

Vogon Poet said...

Please excuse my ignorance, I thought for a while that these photos were some kind of joke... Simply wonderful!

Scrumpy said...

These are wonderful!