mama cardinal


We are visiting my in-laws this week. Outside the kitchen window, a mama cardinal has built a nest. I peaked in while she was away and saw three tiny speckled eggs.

Update June 12: The eggs have hatched! I got to see two of the tiny birds poking their heads up waiting for mama to feed them! Mom and Dad are both racing around to feed them constantly.

Update June 15: So sad. The nest is empty. Seems a predator has come along… Now, looking out the window brings sadness rather than expectation. We think the mama has gone to start another nest. Hopefully in a safer place this time.