We've had a pair of cardinals gracing our garden for some time. The male sings and sings and sings.
I discovered a nest in the forest one afternoon. When I went around the other side of the tree, I saw the female cardinal setting on the nest. Today, I looked at the nest and saw two bald baby cardinal heads in it. Mr. Cardinal was nearby on our garage roof quite perturbed that I was near the nest. Mrs. Cardinal was flitting around in the juniper trees, but I was happy to get a quick photo of her too. Then, I left the little family alone.
Finding this nest helps with the recent discovery that the dove nest I had found won't have baby doves. One egg was on the ground nearby and the other egg had clearly been broken in the nest and the baby dove had died.
Here's to seeing cardinals learning to fly!
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