Friday, May 09, 2008

Northern Cardinal Babies

The Northern Cardinals that frequent our yard have successfully brought another generation into the world. The calling chicks have been noisily chattering outside the kitchen window for days.

I decided to head out to see if I could get a count as they get fed in our big palm. They stay in close to the center making a good view difficult. As I rounded the corner of the house I could make out 3 tiny shadows on the fronds. This chick is larger than the other two and almost seemed to be guarding them.

Northern Cardinal

Better yet, I can see that these are the same Cardinal parents that live here since I banded them last Fall. Baby birds are everywhere this year!

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