This female cardinal only just showed up at the feeder, so I'm guessing she was hatched only this spring. I'm not sure what happened to her right eye, whether it was a near-fatal encounter with a predator or whether she was just born this way.
It doesn't bother her in the least and she thinks she looks like all the other cardinals, even with her little two-feather crest.
I pray she has some sight in that eye so she will avoid any further injury. I know her demise would be survival of the fittest and nature's way of protecting the strength of the gene pool, but I can't help pulling for her.
Editor's Note: Dark Garden will now commence yelling at me and telling me to take these photos down.