more babies for us!!!
Just not the human variety… 🙂
This nest is in a tiny little tree in our backyard, and we honestly thought it was deserted. Apparently, a mama cardinal thought it looked like a good place to raise her little family, although methinks she didn’t take much time to analyze the smaller occupants of our house… 🙂
So, we will have the excitement of watching baby birds grow up, from a distance, of course. 🙂
UPDATE: I just went to check on the chicks, and one of them “yawned”. I think it felt the branch move, and was hoping it’s mama was back with some food. So cute! And, the whole time I was checking them out (carefully), the daddy cardinal was sitting on the telephone wire behind our fence chirping out what sounded like a warning signal. I heeded the signal, and left. He then flew to the nest to check on his little ones.
It’s safe to say that I am obsessed with these birds…
ANOTHER UPDATE: Was lying down with Rachel in hopes that she would fall asleep during naptime, and I was drifting off a bit myself. When suddenly, I heard the warning signal chirping from the Daddy cardinal again! I hopped up and looked out the window, and our neighbors cat was in the yard! The Daddy was just sitting on the fence chirping his little heart out… so I scared the cat off. That bird flew straight to the nest to check on his babies, where they are still happily and safely snoozing.