Observations in the Species: Cardinalis cardinalis
English Name: Northern Cardinal
Observed on: 19th September 2012
Added to iSpot: 21st September 2012
Description: I spotted this bird in very interesting BBC documentary The Fatwa, Salman's Story, about Salman Rushdie and the Satanic Verses affair. Soon after the fatwa was announced Rushdie took refuge with friends in rural Wales. The film shows this exotic species in their garden. What is it and what was it doing in the middle of Wales?! I have uploaded a still from the film but much better to view the film on iPlayer here
The bird is clearly seen at 21.42. Weird!
By: Philip Shaw-Hamilton
Observed on: 7th January 2004
Added to iSpot: 4th January 2012
Description: I have looked on 'birds with red' on other internet sites but can't find a picture similar to this one - any ideas?
Observed on: 27th March 2003
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2011