Northern Cardinal Nestlings

Feathering up!

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.

American Robin Nest – 2023 (Day #9 & 10)

eBird Checklists:

July 8th:
July 9th:

(Robins fledged on July 13th).

3 baby mockingbirds

They all hatched!

All 4 eggs hatched! Even the one that I thought was infertile.

Bluebird nestlings and a Titmice birthmarks

Photo #1 – April 18, 2023
This is a Tufted Titmouse on our umbrella pole; Its nest is in there. Last year, we had Titmice raise a successful brood of 6 in there, and looks like they’re going to nest again! The thing about this specific Titmouse is that, if you look closely, it has a black mark underneath its left eye. While this could just be something that smudged its feathers, I believe it is a permanent birthmark-like mark. The female from last year (photo #5) had a mark like this beside her right eye, so I think this is one of her offspring that inherited the birthmark. What do you think?

2022 Bird Nests part 1

2022 Bird Nests part 1.

Please correct me if I am wrong on any of these IDs.

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

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!

Summer Tanager Nest

Tanager nest with 3 nestlings. One appears to have a redder gape than the others. There is no obvious size or color difference.

Eastern Bluebirds: eyes open; feathering up

The three nest mates are coming right along. This will probably be the last time I open the box until they fledge.

Five Eggs, Four Mouths, 3 Sleeping Nestlings

Eastern Bluebird – five eggs laid, 4 hungry young on May 7, 2022. At least 3 sleeping nestlings on May 13. Not sure if the fourth is still there and is just hard to see. Time will tell!!!

6 Carolina Chickadee Nestlings!

All 6 of the Carolina Chickadee nestlings finally hatched! Mr. and Mrs. Chickadee are working very hard to feed and raise their young. One day very soon, those little nestlings will grow into happy, cheerful Carolina Chickadees just like their parents. Welcome to the world little ones!
Both pictures taken on May 9, 2022

Carolina Wren nest in my garage

A pair of Carolina Wrens have built a nest in a wall cavity near the rafters of our garage. Within the past few days their eggs have hatched and the wrens have been very busy feeding the new nestlings!

Sacajawea Audubon Bluebird Trail

These photos are from our bluebird trail of 100+ nest boxes, NW of Bozeman, MT. This trail was started in the early 1970s and is monitored by chapter volunteers. NOTE: We have Federal and State permits to band and handle cavity nesting species.

Brown-headed Nuthatch Feeding Young

The Brown-headed Nuthatch pair (was a cooperative breeding situation with former juvenile from prior brood, but that one has moved on) has been tending to their hatched young. Managed to get great videos at multiple angles showcasing feeding, fecal sac removal, and young peeking out. Lots of vocalizations by parents and young. They’ve grown so big!

Eastern Bluebird babies

Eastern Bluebirds nested in my backyard for the third consecutive year, and blessed me this Spring with 5 babies. This is the first brood at 5 days old. Hatch date was April 6, 2021.

Carolina Wren Babies

Our “Workshop Nest” built by the Carolina Wren contained two beautiful little eggs, which we were pleased to observe as successfully hatched today (Easter Sunday)!

Carolina Wren

House Finch Nests

House Finch nests at the Kentucky Castle

eastern bluebird eggs & nestlings

At least 3 Bewick’s Wren nestlings

This is a photo of the nest box video as it shows on my TV.

4 Robins near to fledging in parking garage in a

June 30, 2018: 4 robin chicks that look to be near (or at?) the fledgling stage in a busy parking garage with no easy way to get to the outside unless they can somehow fly out an opening on one end of the garage that about 5 ft from the floor with a 12ft drop to the ground on the other side. I am not sure how they will get down from this nest once they do start to fledge, which should be any day now it appears! I am so worried about this phase for them because of the risk of falling to the concrete floor with only pipes to at ceiling level to perch on. Also the risk of frequent cars entering and exiting especially at dusk and dawn, not to mention a very loud scary garbage truck during the week. I’m fretting, to say the least! Any help? Nevertheless, both parents have been extremely attentive to them the entire time. Today, July 1 2018, we heard them for the first time making little chirps when one of their parents flew in with a bill full of food for them. The dad has been very territorial all day with his squawking and swooping around near some bushes and tree outside of the garage not far from the nest. Mom also has no qualms about scolding passerby as they walk past the nest from their cars. This is a recent behavior of hers, so she must be getting very tired of this situation and just wants them all out of this concrete box, especially considering it was over 95°F today and humid.

Babies one week after hatching

The parents of these three birds had laid 5 eggs; two of which were lost when a house wren pilfered the nest two days before the hatch. These babies hatched in spite of the fact that one of the remaining eggs was cracked.

Bluebirds growing fast

Carolina Wrens 6 days old

This is the first day I’ve noticed eyes open.

Northern Mockingbird Nest

House Wren Nest.

The Final Look At The Eastern Phoebe Almost-Fledglings At The Nest Before They Fledge.

Day 15 Of The Nestling Phase/Period.

The 11th and 12th days of the nestling phase at the eastern phoebe nest.

The cowbird already fledged.

The Cowbird Has Left The Eastern Phoebe Nest, While The Rest Of The Pack Are Still There.

Young are growing even bigger at the eastern phoebe nest.

The young are almost grown up at the eastern phoebe nest.

Young are growing fast at the eastern phoebe nest!

Feeding time at the eastern phoebe nest!

An eastern phoebe nest full of young!

A lot of little mouths at the eastern phoebe nest!


Some phoebes hatch at the eastern phoebe nest.

Those phoebes are on top of an unhatched egg.

Mother Cardinal Keeping The Nestlings Warm.

Mother And Father Cardinal Feed The Babies!


Cowbird & Cardinal nestlings in northern cardinal nest.

Cardinal egg & cowbird egg hatch in northern cardinal nest.

I’m not your step-father, cowbird!

Hatch Day

After 15 days, the four Eastern Bluebird eggs hatched and the parents quickly set about feeding the hungry nestlings. I was able to stick my iPhone in the slot at the top of the box and fire off some shots – in an out in under 15 seconds while parents were off gathering insects.

Having a rest.

Dad phoebe feeding nestlings.

Mr. phoebe, or “Dino” as I named him is bringing food to the little ones! Miss phoebe, or “maya” had to move out of the way!

Black-crested Titmouse nestlings

Black-crested Titmouse nestlings over a 9 day period (April 12th-21).

Song Sparrow Nest Watch

I recently moved onto an acre of land in the mountains of Roan Mountain, TN. The birds and wildlife here have been amazing. I’m currently watching three nests; two nestboxes with House Wren nestlings and this Song Sparrow nest in a hanging basket in front of my house. They are too adorable for words and they are being well cared for by mom and dad.

Baby Mockers

Black-capped Chickadees

This was taken in 2012, the first year I had BC chickadees use one of my bluebird boxes. All five babies successfully fledged and I had the joy of watching their parents teach them the ins and outs of bird feeders, bugs and other treats in our yard.

Baby Flickers are Talking at age 5 days old

After having starlings destroy the flickers nest last year, I became more vigilant in my trapping of starlings. It paid off this year and the flickers have 5 babies. Learn all about my experience with nesting flickers at

Carolina Chickadee Hatchlings

Carolina Chickadee hatchlings. Hatched yesterday, 5/15. Mother incubated for at least 14 days. Count 5 heads and it looks like 1 more. There were 6 eggs.

First to hatch

Mourning dove family

House Finch Nest in Hanging Spider Plant Close-up

You can see the details much better in this close-up. I didn’t mean to post the first one.

House Finch Nest in Hanging Spider Plant

This is the first house finch nest in one of our hanging spider plants. We’ve previously had two mourning dove nests in a different pot, though only one of them was successful.

Tree Swallow Nestlings

Tree Swallow Nestlings in plastic gourd.

Tree Swallows’ Success

These Tree Swallows have successfully nested in boxes intended for Eastern Bluebirds. There is another pair in the same general area, which nested and laid eggs earlier than this pair, yet their eggs have yet to hatch.

story of the wrens

The resident Carolina wren decided to build a nest in my porch. Out of a brood of four, three fledged.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology