Nature unfolded its best reflector today, with other words we had fresh snow on the ground. Not much, but enough to boost light and colors.
This female of a Northern Cardinal is a permanent resident in our woods around the house. I can recognize her easily because her colors are slightly lighter than other female cardinals that stop here. I waited almost motionless near this elm tree for quite some time in order to make this photo. Cardinals are extremely shy and don't come close very often.