Not only did we have a family of Robin's nesting in our courtyard this spring, a family of cardinals moved in too! They weren't as relaxed with us human's around as the Robin's had been, so we were a little more cautious about giving them their space. First, there was one egg, then number two...but only one of them hatched, with a baby cardinal ready to be fed!
|Momma watching over the courtyard at the peek of our roof.|
|The first egg.|
|Now there were two!|
|It's hard to see, but here is a shot of momma bird sitting |
in her nest, keeping her eggs warm! (In the very middle of the photo).
|Here's the daddy cardinal flying from the nest, |
after a giving momma a break.
|A very new baby cardinal, expecting whoever was there (me!) |
to give him some nourishment.
|Baby is growing...the eyes just starting to open. |
You can see the second egg still unhatched.
|Momma was trying to scare us away, she was not |
happy we were in "her courtyard!"