Saturday, May 25, 2019

Baby Beaks

If you look closely, you can see baby beaks poking up out of the nest to be fed...!

Friday, May 24, 2019


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Pick Me!

Day 4: Are they cute or what? 
Three healthy baby Cardinals. I took this last planned photo today, as it was warm and sunny, 
there will be rain the next few days, and the day I'm home again is their likely fledge day. 
Mama and Papa Cardinal are being wonderfully attentive and hard working. 
I admire them greatly. And I leave a grub on the porch for them whenever I find one.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Northern Flicker

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

The American Cardinal chick eggs hatched on Saturday!

We noticed that the male was feeding the female, as happens when they have chicks.
So when she was briefly off the nest, I slipped outside to the bush, stuck my hand through the Rhododendron blossoms, aimed my iPhone toward the nest I couldn't see, and got lucky!  
Then I got out of there fast.

Sunday, May 19, 2019