Future NC State Bird

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Ali Johnson

As I sat on my front porch one afternoon in spring, I noticed a few cardinals making a substantial amount of noise. There was one brightly colored male and one, more subtle, female squawking and jumping around in a bush. I began to become more aware of what was going on and soon realized they were watching one of their young leave the nest. Maybe not old enough to start flying, but this baby cardinal was making a move.

Location: Asheville, North Carolina


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