Northern Cardinal - female (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Here she is again -- Ms. Cardinal. As I have mentioned earlier, among the regular visitors to our garden, we have only one pair of Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis). This female Cardinal began to visit us when she was barely post-adolescent. We have enjoyed watching her grow from a gangly youngster, to the present time. These days she looks much more mature and polished.