I have been visited by a Red Cardinal every evening for about a week. It surprised me as I haven't been feeding the birds since hearing of the bear sighting several weeks ago, though I still make sure there is a dish of water out there. Maybe he comes for that.
When I thought it was time to fill the feeders again, I spotted a hawk making its temporary home in the trees out back. I would often see him on the hunt. I may be waiting a few more days.
No photos of the hawk but the Cardinal posed nicely in a tree out back, even though it was a dull, dreary day.
I hadn't seen a female Cardinal for a couple of months and then one landed on a branch last evening.
She didn't stay long enough for me to get a photo.
The male finally landed on the top of the hanger where I normally keep my sunflower feeder full of birdseed. I was able to get better photos
You can read more about him here.
I'm glad this one decided to visit.