Rondeau Provincial Park, Jan 27, 2023.
We don't usually have many cardinals in the yard but this year we have had up to 12 at one time.
Definitely not complaining.
The Northern Cardinal's bright red plumage reminded early European settlers of the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church, high-ranking bishops who wear red robes and caps. Both this bird's common name and its scientific moniker Cardinalis cardinalis refer to these church officials. A group of Northern Cardinals is called a "college," "conclave," or "Vatican."