Fledge Time

tsugajunkie z5 SE WIJune 7, 2013

Cardinals nested outside our kitchen window in a juniper this year. The first to fledge made its debut this week.

Looking lonely...

But dad was near-by...

Happy birding.

tj

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rebeccah_2009

How cute!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 3:04AM
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surya55_gw

Adorable! Thanks for sharing. I had a pair nest very close to the front door of our building and had a great time watching them grow and fledge.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 10:30AM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

The baby must have been thinking "OMG, what have I done!" Luckily, male cardinals are great dads - that second pic is so reassuring.

Claire

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 10:37AM
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GoldfinchGuy

That very same cardinal is probably the one who visits my yard throughout the day to eat from the safflower feeder. Last year he would bring one of his fledglings to feed.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 11:08PM
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gardener365

He looks like a baby duck. : ) Those pictures are cool and I learned something to boot... that cardinal dad's take care of their young.

Dax

    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 3:31PM
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chilliwin

Real beauty of nature, thanks for sharing.
Caelian

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 8:53AM
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