Monday, May 02, 2016

Growing Fast

Every day has been bird watching day here as the baby cardinals continue to grow. Mama spends most of her time bringing them bugs and worms and keeping a sharp eye on the nest; to keep from scaring her off I shot this on zoom through the porch screen:

I was surprised to see Papa feeding the triplets, too, and was even able to snap a pic (also zoomed through the screen) of him serving breakfast to one of the nestlings:

My guy and I waited until both parents left to see if we could get a couple more snaps of the triplets, who are starting to get their feathers now:

We were very lucky to get this pic, which shows all three:

I know, they're really not all that attractive yet, but I love their little mohawks. We think they may be two girls and a boy, but it's hard to tell when they're this small.


  1. They've filled up that whole nest. It's nice to see papa feeding the babies too. I didn't know they did that.

  2. Awesome! Thanks for sharing your birds, Lynn!

  3. Hard to believe they're such a beautiful red once they're grown, isn't it?


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