More juvenile bluebirds and a cardinal nest!

Hatched baby bird

A baby bird that hatched just recently maybe around today. We are still curious as if this is a baby cardinal or a robin considering the eggs look like a robins egg but a cardinal was sitting on the eggs.

Female cardinal becoming a mother

These photos show case 3 things, 1 the mother sitting on her eggs protected them and keep them warm. 2, her rolling over the egg so the yoke stays all good and the bird stays safe and is allowed to hatch. And 3 all 4 of the cardinal eggs in the nest.

Cardinal babies – Then and now!

All the nestlings successfully fledged!!

Cardinal nestlings!

These baby cardinals are growing up! About a week and a half ago they hatched! They look VERY different!

Female Cardinal building a nest

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

Pair of Cardinals.

Northern Cardinal Nestlings

Feathering up!

Cardinal nest with eggs and young!

This northern cardinal nested in the same tree last year! Only last year, the nest fell out in a storm, but the babies survived.

One of these eggs are not like the others?

This is the second nest of a pair of Cardinals that live in my garden this year. This nest is in a potted lemon tree in my courtyard under the eaves and is protected from the weather. Can you identify the white egg?

Northern Cardinal nestlings

This nest was discovered 4/28/24 while I was doing yard work. 2 of the 3 eggs had hatched and the 3rd was just starting. The last photo (5/1/24) shows all 3 successfully hatched.

Feeder birds


junco fattening up

Feeder birds.

I have figured that the birds only like the sunflower seed, not the mixed seed!

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!

Famous Cardinal

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

Baby Cardinal

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.

Northern Cardinal

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!

Feeder Birds

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.

Chickadee,Cardinals,Blue Jays/11/23/2022

Chipping Sparrows, Northern Cardinal, Cooper’s Hawk, The Peep, House Sparrow and Mourning Doves.

There are now about 30 Chipping Sparrows!

Feeder Birds

A few of our feeder birds

The Cardinal Family

The Cardinal Family

Feeder birds.

feeder birds.


Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal. The baby was there too but it left.

Mother Cardinal Feeding Fledgling

Mother Cardinal and her baby

Mrs. Cardinal

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

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.
7 / 21 / 22

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!

Cardinal Nest

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!

Masked visitor

I like this shot of the cardinals face mask. It’s like he was posing!

Northern Cardinal

This is a young Northern Cardinal.

Happy Cardinal

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!?

Hungry Birds

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.

Spring Birds

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!

Northern cardinal

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!

Full House

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.

Babies Galore!

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

cardinal fledglings!

recently fledged cardinal

adult male cardinal feeding baby!

Northern Cardinal nest

A Northern Cardinal nest tucked away in a bush by a pond.

cardinal nest


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

Watching cardinals

Northern Cardinal Nest

Found a Northern Cardinal nest located in a magnolia tree in my backyard this morning!

Cardinal Eggs!

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.

First Fledgling

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!



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.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology