The red plumage of this male cardinal stands out against a gray background as it perches on a cable in northwest Albany Thursday morning. Partly cloudy gray skies are expected to continue for the area with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s.

The red plumage of this male cardinal stands out against a gray background as it perches on a cable in northwest Albany Thursday morning. Partly cloudy gray skies are expected to continue for the area with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s.

The red plumage of this male cardinal stands out against a gray background as it perches on a cable in northwest Albany Thursday morning. Partly cloudy gray skies are expected to continue for the area with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s.