Juvenile CardinalFriends of the Wild Flower Garden

Juvenile Northern Cardinals
(Cardinalis cardinalis)


Juvenile Male Cardinal

Very young cardinals can almost be termed "dorky" as their mottled feathers and incipient crown give them a quite ruffled appearance. Above: A young male at the Garden feeder with the feathers and bill beginning to show the true red color.

Juvenile Cardinal
A new fledgling trying out safflower seed.
Female Cardinal
What appears to be a almost mature female.
Juvenile Male
A young male that still has the dark color bill.
Cardinal
A female with final colors, crown still showing some red.
Cardinal feeding juvenile
A mature male feeding a mature female.
Juvenile Female
A young female with her bill transitioning to the final red.
Male mature Cardinal
The mature male cardinal.