North American #Cardinals are very active now in #Delaware. As I hike, calls issue from right and left of the trail as rivals stake out their territory. My son used to call them "Satan birds" because he likes to sleep late and they would start their cheery calls before sunrise. Male and female often travel together. The less showy female is slightly calmer. Males stay in on
e place barely a few seconds, so they're very hard to photograph by stalking, which is my preference.