Fledgling Northern Cardinal

Just left the nest

Male Cardinal Fledgling

Mom & Dad Cardinal live in my yard and this is one of their fledglings. This was the first time I had seen the fledgling come to the feeder without Mom.

Male Cardinal feeding a fledgling

Daddy was busy keeping this big baby fed

baby male cardinal

Daddy Cardinal

We had setup a feeder in our balcony. After few weeks male female cardinals were regular visitors 2-3 times a day along with Blue Jay, Dove and Northern Mocking birds. After one week we observed Cardinal with fledglings. We observed feeding behavior with both male and female cardinals feeding fledglings. They might have setup their nest in our Apartments but we did not find their nest.

I took this shot from stairs near balcony.


One of 2 fledgling Northern Cardinals waiting for their next feeding. Mom and dad were busy nearby finding bugs.

Northern Cardinal fledgling

Northern Cardinal fledgling


2 cardinal siblings observing the observer.

Feeding time

Siblings waiting to be fed


A baby cardinal has just hatched while its siblings take their time.

Flying Lesson

This baby cardinal is preparing to have his first flying lesson from his/her parents after its sibling had already left the nest.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology