Friday, May 16, 2014

Tragedy in the Bird's Nest

When I checked the bird's nest this afternoon, all I found was one dead chick; the other two were gone completely. I suspect a raccoon.  Sad, sad, sad.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Two days old

There are three babies in the nest.  The first two were stirring around in the nest when I checked on Sunday afternoon; the third one hatched sometime before I checked on Monday mid-morning.

A few minutes ago, I managed to catch two of them awake and yawning for food before Daddy Cardinal shooed me away.

There's no noise coming from those gaping mouths. I think baby birds don't "cheep" for a few days.

Mama Cardinal is hardly ever on the nest during the day; too busy hunting food for the babies, I guess.

Bye the bye, the pot that contains the nest is only 6" across.

Tomorrow is also a day. 

Monday, May 5, 2014


Two of the eggs have hatched, and Mama Cardinal is busy bringing them whatever it is that new baby birds eat!

Will keep you posted.

Tomorrow is also a day.