Summer is the season where my Cardinals are not their usual stunning selves! The phrase “Bald is beautiful!” definitely does not apply to them!
During this time of molting, some of them look like they are trying to use the comical comb-over technique to hide their featherless heads.
It’s safe to say that molting is NOT a pretty process! But thankfully, their brief period of baldness will soon give way to a splendid new batch of flaming-red head feathers and they will once again be the beauties of the backyard…
…like this gorgeous guy!