There are three baby cardinals in a nest in our crepe myrtle bush. Both the male and female cardinal are in and out constantly, meeting the demands of their little ones.
“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” ~C. S. Lewis
11 thoughts on “Tending the babies”
Wonderful! I have only seen one cardinal.
There is a photo on the internet of a rare yellow cardinal that someone spotted this year in Alabama. That would be quite a sighting!
God gives us so many lessons within nature. Your Photography gets. Enter all the time and thanks for sharing it with us😀
Gets better all the time.
Thanks, Kathy! I appreciate your encouragement!
it would so great if you could put a small camera looking down into the nest!
That would be fascinating to watch! I’m glad they chose a high place for their nest this year. I think it will be better for the babies than the short rose bush that they chose last year.
It seems to me all baby birds have a bottomless pit when it comes to being hungry. No matter what pictures I see this time of year, or those robins I watched in the nest, I see wide-open mouths and Mama bird dropping in goodies. It gives you a warm feeling to watch them. Cardinals are one of my favorite birds.
Mine too! Yes, they seem to be bottomless pits. 🙂
I love this gallery series! Cardinals are in my top five faves, and your photos are the first that I’ve seen of them at their nest with babies, sweet!!
Thanks, Donna! It’s always a treat to watch them care so tenderly for their little ones.