I know there are a lot of photos of Cardinal babies posted on the Internet. Still it is an amazing site to be able to witness a miracle like this on a day-to-day basis and I wanted to share it with all of you who visit this blog.
Cardinals are present year round and bring beauty and song to us here in the North Central Texas area. A couple of Cardinals built a nest earlier this spring on our patio in a little potted tree right next to our living room window. The father and mother both worked diligently to build the nest and feed and protect the baby cardinals. During that time they successfully raised one batch of 4 birds. I didn’t take photos at that time but swore if they ever came back I would do so. Much to our surprise, about a month after the first bunch left, the parent birds started checking the same nest out again. Before we knew it, eggs started appearing in it again.
I took these photos today (June 1). There are three babies this time. They are moving around a lot, preening themselves and keeping mom and dad cardinal very busy feeding them. What a cool thing to be able to witness such a beautiful thing so easily! By the way, if you want to find out what a baby cardinal is officially called you might want to check this link Wiki-Answers-Baby-Cardinals (After you take a look at the photos below of course! Be sure to click on each to see a larger photo.).