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Caleb Koser

Christiansburg, VA, USA


The female cardinal has been putting nest material in other places. Is this normal for starting several “nests?” And why?

Female Cardinal Building A Nest

Female Cardinal with nest material directly behind the ash pile (with dry grass wrapped around her head!)

2 responses to “Female Cardinal building a nest”

  1. Caleb Koser says:

    The cardinal is hard to see in first pic. Click on the picture to enlarge it and you may see it. Built for camouflage!

  2. Rachel Park says:

    Nice!! There are a lot of cardinals in our yard, and I found a pair building a nest too!

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