Mm, cardinal soup.
This young Northern Cardinal was snacking on seeds. I usually put peanuts in this bowl and the grackles and blue jays battle for the nuts.
Perched, this bird’s feathers are a patchwork of color.
This is one of the immature birds that have started showing up at the feeders.
Cardinals’ bills are large and chunky, black in juvenile birds and turning to red or orange in adulthood. – Bird Identification Guide, Bird Watcher’s Digest