This is from the 6th. I'm starting a heavy work schedule and postings will reflect this for about ten days.
I met this cardinal in Strawberry Field, neither baby or adult, a getting-there male. I spotted the bird and it spotted me and then it flew to the ground at my feet. When that happens I stand stock still and wait to see what will happen. Clearly this youngster didn't have fear of my presence. He gave me the once-over and I had the chance to really study his feather pattern. Eventually he will be a proud all-red male.