This Morning Outside
by Diane Porter
December 7, 2010
Cardinals are the first birds to come every morning for breakfast and a drink from the heated birdbath. Usually they show up as soon as there's just a little bit of light, long before the sun rises.
I find the female particularly lovely, with the subtle warm tones of her breast. Of course, if all you could see was that big, bright bill, you'd know instantly that you were looking at a cardinal.
Photo copyright 2010 Michael and Diane Porter