Mr. and Mrs. are out to lunch.
She seems a bit further along in the molt than he does. He looks like he left his hat at home.
Northern cardinal is molting.
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For the past month or so, we have had more cardinals visiting the feeders than I remember being normal.
Female cardinal and mourning dove.
The weather has been very dry, but yesterday we had monsoon-like rainstorms. The autumn color has been lagging but maybe it will catch up now… and soon the leaves will “molt” too.