Northern Cardinal - female (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Here is a female Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), perched on a field stone near the edge of my garden. When I was composing the photo, I was concentrating so much on the cardinal that I did not notice her friend in the background until I uploaded the photo to my computer. If you look carefully at the photo, you will see a House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) behind Ms. Cardinal. Both are regular visitors to our bird feeders.