One-eyed Cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalisWith a peanut.Cardinalis cardinalis

8 Responses to “One-eyed Cardinal”

  1. 1 Out Walking the Dog January 14, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Odin, metamorphosed!
    Fascinating sighting. The wound looks old, which would mean this is one tough and adaptable bird. Hard to imagine.

  2. 6 CLCtreeservices January 14, 2016 at 10:44 am

    What an amazing image to capture.

  3. 7 Paul Lamb January 15, 2016 at 5:25 am

    A friend documented a robin (her name is, coincidentally, Robin) in Port Townsend, Washington that had a stick running through its body, from back to breast, exposed at both ends. She had photos of it from three years running.

    • 8 mthew January 15, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Key to the understanding of avian migration was the discovery of storks in Europe with African spears run through them. The earliest preserved is from 1822. It had long been a question of where the storks went in the fall, where they came from in the spring. Uniquely African evidence among birds who escaped hunting went a long way in verifying the long distance migration.

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