A pair of cardinals live in the trees in the back of the house.. These are pictures of the male - we have not had much luck getting a picture of the female so far. S. can identify their song/calls pretty well now and we hear them most every morning and early evening. S. says the wings are really cool spread out in that one picture and says the bird looks like it has a mohawk haircut on top of its head in another. Check here for more info. and to hear their calls.
UPDATE: Thought we had seen some red-breasted shore bird, but on closer inspection it was a cardinal that kept darting in and out of the vegetation. Spring 2010.