Birds Carrying Nesting Material
These are some of my favorite photos of birds carrying nesting material during this breeding season. I was only able to monitor the Fish Crow nest all the way to fledging. The nests of the other birds were either not used, not finished, or I wasn’t able to locate it.
Northern Cardinal Nest
I was outside gardening when I heard the northern cardinal chipping and I heard a high-pitched chipping to so I went over to a shrub where I heard the sound coming from. A female cardinal flew out. I looked up into the bush, and I saw a nest with three little baby Cardinals.
Lots of birds.
Good practice for the chickadees once they get old!
June 7th, 2023. I put out some jam and I was getting my camera setting adjusted, and I looked back in to the screen and saw a cardinal there.
Mr. Cardinal and his cowbird
Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal have 4 or 5 baby cardinals along with a cowbird. I posted more on FeederWatch.
Global Big Day Birds.
Global Big Day Birds.
4 Baby Cardinals about 1 week
4 Baby Cardinals
First baby cardinal of the year! I think it’s a female.
Cardinal father feeding fledgling
Titmouse, cardinal & Chipping sparrow
*Rare* leucistic female cardinal
Excited to see my first leucistic cardinal!
First day of GBBC birds
It’s the first day of the GBBC (Great Backyard Bird Count) and the feeders are packed! Finches, Cardinals, Doves, Jays, Sparrows, and more are at the feeders.
Northern Cardinals, Chickadee, & Titmouse.
A Cardinal’s Sweet Song
I recorded this male cardinal singing at a park in my neighborhood.
Backyard Birds part 2
The Yellow-rumped Warbler comes every day, multiple times a day, for peanut butter.
Taken from the window on August 15, 2022
Female cardinal on her eggs(The brood that didn’t hatch)
The cardinals had 3 eggs in the first brood(in June 2022), & they didn’t hatch(they only had one brood)Hoping that they would nest in 2023!
The Cardinals visit sometimes, the Chipping Sparrows visit in flocks of about 50 every day, the Yellow-rumped WArbler visits multiple time a day to eat suet, and The Peep visits every day.
Chipping Sparrows, Northern Cardinal, Cooper’s Hawk, The Peep, House Sparrow and Mourning Doves.
There are now about 30 Chipping Sparrows!
A few of our feeder birds
The Cardinal Family
The Cardinal Family
Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal. The baby was there too but it left.
Mother Cardinal Feeding Fledgling
Mother Cardinal and her baby
Mrs. Cardinal came back. She was eating the safflower seeds that I spilled.
Female Cardinal at suet feeder
Look on the left side of the feeder. Hopefully, I can get better pictures of her if she comes back. I took these through a window and binoculars.
Male Cardinal in our Oak tree
Male Cardinal in our Oak tree. The picture was taken through binoculars. I also saw a young red-tailed hawk in our oak tree too. They were making chip calls.
eastern phoebe and mr.cardinal.
Mr. Cardinal and two other cardinals (a male and female) came to visit.
Last egg never hatched
Of the 3 eggs in the Cardinal nest, only 2 hatched, they were named Red and Ruby. We went on vacation for a week so I wasn’t able to check on the nest until we got back. When we got back they were gone so I’m hoping they fledged. I removed the egg from the nest.
Better picture of the Cowbird
A better picture of the Cowbird. What a sweet little cowbird. It’s taking good care of its not yet hatched Cardinal siblings.
Young Cowbird in nest
Baby Cowbird in a nest. Eggs need ID. White with brown speckles. The eggs are about an inch long. There are two eggs. The nest was made of mostly sticks and lots of white down feathers. Any ID?
The last egg hasn’t hatched. Should I be worried?
The babies were sleeping when I got there but I accidentally woke them up. The last egg hasn’t hatched yet. It’s siblings hatched sometimes between the 18th and the 20th.
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cardinal nest & bird.
2/3 Northern Cardinal eggs hatched!
Two of the three Northern Cardinal eggs have hatched! They’re so cute. They hatched sometime between the 18th and today. I need name suggestions for these two!
Cardinal Visits Feeder!!!
After months of waiting for the cardinals, there finally here! There are at least 5.
Northern Cardinal eggs and nest
I had photographed the female with a stick in her mouth on the 1st, and I found the nest but wasn’t sure if it was actually a nest. Then I went to double check on the 11th and sure enough it was! I’m so excited to get to watch them grow up!
Fledgling Northern Cardinal
This fledgling just left the nest.
Visitors having breakfast today
Northern Flicker and Cardinal visitors
Cardinal In The Snow
Male Cardinal red color was striking against the snow covered ground.
Never seen a cardinal nest like this before!
I saw cardinals building this nest and have never seen a bird nest like this! I don’t want to use this door and destroy the nest. It is now November, so the little ones are gone. Should i leave the nest alone? Will they come back? It is a perfectly protected area for a nest – smart cardinals!
I like this shot of the cardinals face mask. It’s like he was posing!
This is a young Northern Cardinal.
Excitement on my Windowsill—Ansel attacking his reflection, a male Northern Cardinal eating, and a Carolina Wren entering my nest box for the first time!
Ansel flew to my window AGAIN and attacked his reflection. FOR 30 MINUTES. AND HE’S STILL HERE!!!
He won’t stop even through I drew highlighter on the outside of my window to break up his reflection. This time I’m even more sure it’s territorial aggression because another Tufted Titmouse flew up and he didn’t attack it. I’m guessing she’s Ansel’s mate. While I was videoing, a male Northern Cardinal came to eat and a Carolina Wren entered my nest box! This is the first time a bird has entered that nest box.
Ansel still will not leave though. What will make him stop attacking his reflection in my window sill!?
Trio of Cardinals
Young Birds at my Feeders
I’ve been seeing a lot of juvenile and immature Northern Cardinals lately, and now there’s also a juvenile Red-Bellied Woodpecker! How exciting!!!
Juvenile Northern Cardinal at my Feeders
Northern Cardinal Fledge Day
For a few days, I noticed a male and female N. Cardinal repeatedly flying near a small cedar tree. I checked the tree and could not find a nest. So, I gave up. Then, on another day, I just had to check for a nest again because I was still seeing the adult cardinals in the area. This time, I found the nest with the fully feathered three nestlings inside. The parents did a great job building this nest in the thickest and most difficult part to access (for me) section of the tree.
I caught these pics after a light rain. Hummingbird was sitting under our apple tree and the cardinals were underneath my bird feeders.
The Cardinals Are Hatching!
A neighborhood cardinal nest with 3 eggs has begun to hatch! We’re actually not 100% sure if they are all cardinals or if a cowbird snuck in there, but we are very excited to see the first healthy young!
When a nest is just out of reach, you can easily stick a phone to the side and get a quick photo. This helps remember your data and shorten your visits. These may not be the best photos, but are perfect for data uploading!
Our birdfeeders are always full. During multiple times throughout the day there is even a waiting line for them lol. My kids have learned so much from watching these beautiful creatures.
It seems all the babies are fledgling now and coming to our feeders!
Male Northern Cardinal
Northern cardinal young
Northern cardinal chicks
Northern cardinal nest
recently fledged cardinal
adult male cardinal feeding baby!
Northern Cardinal nest
A Northern Cardinal nest tucked away in a bush by a pond.
1st time I have ever seen Summer Tanagers at my house or anywhere for that matter. Such beautiful birds and a beautiful song as well Adults with young would love to have found the nest.
Northern Cardinal babies
2 of the 3 Cardinal eggs hatched! It also appears there is another dark egg or a very large seed in the nest. I will try to inspect during my next visit.
Cardinals nest in a spider plant outside on our front porch
Northern Cardinal Nest
Found a Northern Cardinal nest located in a magnolia tree in my backyard this morning!
there is a cardinal nest just below our dining room windows! open the window, look out and down, and there they are!
Northern Cardinals, 8 days old
Fully-feathered Northern Cardinals now 8 days old
Young cardinals and young cowbird eating sunflowers
Northern Cardinals, 6 days old
3 Northern Cardinals, first day with eyes open
I need some ID, please! You are NOT a N. Cardinal!
This Northern Cardinal nest is well hidden in a bushy cedar tree. I needed a step ladder to get a good view of the three nestlings, which are really packed into the small nest. The mom and dad were in the nearby trees softly chirping their concerns.
This nine-day-old cardinal chick managed to get from its nest (shared with two other chicks) in a tangle of honeysuckle onto a tiny branch in a nearby snowball bush. The honeysuckle is on our front porch, about four feet from our front door!
PHOTO IMAGES EXTRACTED FROM VIDEO TAKEN IN MY YARD AT MY BIRDBATH. YOUNG EASTERN BLUEBIRDS REMAIN IN THE AREA AFTER HATCHING, THEY ARE JOINED BY A CARDINAL, CAROLINA CHICKADEE AND TUFFED TITMOUSE. 1ST TIME I HAVE EVER OBTAINED FOOTAGE OF 4 DIFFERENT BIRDS ATTENDING THE BATH AT THE SAME TIME. THE CARDINAL EVENTUALLY BULLIED THE OTHERS AWAY.
Northern Cardinal Eggs
Northern Cardinal – Naked Young
Northern Cardinal Babies
This morning I observed a male Northern Cardinal flying in and out of a palm tree near my garage. Upon closer inspection, I found the nest on a branch about 6 feet off of the ground with 2 beautiful recently hatched babies inside!
Abandoned Nest, possible cowbird egg
Been monitoring Northern Cardinal nest but one egg is gone and I haven’t seen the momma bird in a long time. could be bigger egg that is missing was dropped by a cowbird, unsure.
Cardinal Mate Feeding
This Northern Cardinal pair was out at the feeder this morning, and the male was feeding his mate a bite of seed.
Northern Cardinal nest site
April 3, 2017 after a storm knocked down the Lonicera sempervirens vine, a broken egg was seen on the ground. On further inspection a nest was found tucked deep into the middle of the vine. In the nest was one egg. The male and female cardinal were seen to enter the site several times over the next few days. When they stopped entering, the nest was inspected to find the egg was weak; it was removed. There were two other sites observed in our yard with N. Cardinals nesting but did not get close for fear of disrupting. Did take some pictures on April 30, 2017 of a male and female N.Cardinal fledging one of their young.
Northern Cardinal nest cradled in palm tree branch
I spotted this female cardinal early this morning on a palm tree branch that hangs over my driveway. I’ve had baby cardinals with parents in the yard this summer and I must have walked by the nest 100 times. Upon inspection this afternoon, it looks like there is one hatchling.
We have 3 eggs!
Our first Cardinal nest!! She did a good job.
Some photos I forgot to submit of the last fledgling being taken care of before fledging.
Some photos I forgot to submit of the last fledgling being taken care of before fledging. He sure has nice parents! The cowbird nestling already fledged the day before.
All the nestlings fledged at the northern cardinal nest.
I’m going to miss them…..
Maybe they will lay more eggs in the nest as soon as they teach their fledglings how to survive.
Mother Cardinal Keeping The Nestlings Warm.
Mother And Father Cardinal Feed The Babies!
Father cardinal hanging out in the trees.
Northern Cardinal Nest
Three Northern Cardinal eggs laid in potted clementine tree on my patio.
Cowbird & Cardinal nestlings in northern cardinal nest.
Cardinal egg & cowbird egg hatch in northern cardinal nest.
I’m not your step-father, cowbird!
Mother cardinal peeking out of the nest.