A pair of Northern Cardinals has made their home in the Oak Trees just at the shoreline of the pond. They love to come to the bird feeder to grab some sunflower seeds, millet, or cracked corn. Soon these birds will be nesting. Cardinals or Red Birds, make devoted parents. Both the male and the female do a lot of the work of raising the fledgelings. These lovely birds are year around residents here in Cumberland County, Tennessee. By the way, the female is the brown-ish one with red highlights and the bright red one is the male. Juveniles of both genders look a lot like the adult female, but look younger and much less confident. The pair in these pictures are adult birds. I took these pictures on April 7, 2012, and also on 14, 2012, in my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!