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This Morning Outside with DianeAugust 10, 2010  .

Young CardinalThe way this young male cardinal's bill is mottled, mixing red and gray, reminds me of how a teenage boy's voice breaks at a certain age.

Two weeks ago, this bird's bill was steel gray, but today it's already more than half red. You can also see the red feathers coming in on his chest, mingling with the drab feathers of babyhood.

His parents don't wait on him much anymore, either.

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