This is truly my favorite bird of all. When I first discovered that he was blinded in one eye and pretty torn up it made me sad. I was so protective of him and I still am. I have watched him very closely and have noticed that he is not afraid. He has to tilt his head to see me and and has been through some kind of terrible experience. Yet, he continues to enjoy life. I love to see him sitting in the sun and relaxing. Usually the cardinal male will have a mate nearby but he does not. Was she killed? Did she desert him when he was unable to protect her anymore? He cannot tell me his story. I know that he enjoys life and he is tenacious and strong. That is why he is my favorite.