Yesterday I got home and Rob had been sitting on our balcony. He said thatDrew had made a discovery while looking for a ball, which was a nest full of baby cardinals. Today I was able to go out and find them again.
Here they are. This is kind of hard to decipher, but I think they were turned over where you see wings.
This morning when I went out Mama and Daddy were both near the nest when I opened the door. They quickly flew away when they heard me.
Here’s Mama and the blur which is Dad. I have found since going outside several times throughout the day that Daddy hangs out in the trees above and Mama alerts him when I’m out there with this loud staccato chirp.
This afternoon when I went out I saw Mama sitting on the nest. I didn’t have my camera ready and it startled me to see her looking back at me. I was bummed not to get a picture. I tip-toed out later and caught her back on the nest. She sat there for several minutes allowing me to watch and capture her protecting her babies.
This is my latest obsession, so I’m sure there will be more pics. Can’t wait to see the babies open their eyes and beaks!