This morning, while reading book copy in the uppermost indoor level of our birding tower, I spied this conflagration of cardinals.
To some this may look like quite a gathering of male northern cardinals. But let me assure you that the record for winter cardinal numbers at one time at our feeders is 72 birds. This gathering today is nowhere near the numbers we get when it's really cold and snowy.
Still, I thought this image of cardinals in our winter trumpetvine tangle, was quite pleasing to the eye.