Northern Cardinal (female), Kennebunk, Maine, USA — I mentioned the skulking habits of our neighborhood Cardinals yesterday when posting a photo of the male. This is his mate working the ground under the feeders yesterday. She perches only a moment on her way in and way out, but spends the rest of her time on the ground in the leaf litter. A beautiful bird but a photographic challenge. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.