I have joined 3 birding groups to learn about birding but am still just a pleasure birder finding them in nature as I walk daily. It is March 2015!
By: WeatherWise , 3:11 PM GMT on June 06, 2014
Ever Seen Cardinal Eggs Before?
I never have! I discovered my cardinal's nest this am. I was shocked. I was walking around the overgrown redtips that my neighbor will not trim looking way up high as they are above tall tree height. However I spotted something interesting down low. About that time the bird which I did not see flew. However I heard the sound of the cardinals spitting and picpeck sound. I was amazed but remember now that they do sometimes like low spots.
Yes, I AM TRIPLE-DOUBLE EXCITED!
I have fed these cardinals year after year and watched them bring their little ones to the feeder. The babies perch on my trellises and wait for the parent to hop over to feed them. This has been year after year but never had I ever discovered the nest in my yard.
I did discover their nest in a tree across the street one year after the babies were born. It was too high up for me to see. I tried though. I got the ladder out and went across there and climbed up and held the camera up as high as I could to get a shot. I am sure the folks that drove past as I was doing this crazy stunt were shaking their heads and laughing. Oh, well - whatever floats your boat!
Guess that means I might be a Cardinal Granny, too!
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