This male Northern Cardinal was in the Essex Village Park next door. The Essex Garden Club does great work and any lucky cardinal would love to call it home. We didn't have to go far to capture this majestic bird. We would have captured him from branch to canvas, but it was chilly, so we snapped a picture first. These Northern Cardinals do not fly south for the winter. Visit the Essex Village Park next door and see if you can spot one. Or sign up for this event and paint your own!