Baby Cardinal at My Window (Pics)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by TipsyDog, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    Today at my dining room window there was a baby cardinal sitting at the glass. I have vines growing on the outside of the house, so he was directly up against the glass and I got a couple of pics. Mom and Dad were quite angry with me and the little one jumped off to the bushes where his parents quickly looked him over.

    I got these pics through the pane and he's adorable! [​IMG]

    P.S. - I'm sure this is their second hatching this year. Do cardinals hatch more than once a year? Anyone know?


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  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    lol That is cute. I love his/her little hair do. I have never seen a juvenile cardinal before even though we have them around here. Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
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    Great snapshot! [​IMG] My bluebirds have raised 2 sets of babies so far this year.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

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    Awww, he's so cute! I LOVE our Cardinals! [​IMG]
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    We are a certified wildlife habitat, but cardinals are still a mystery to me. I swear though, that they have 2, maybe 3 hatches each year.

    Thanks for the great pics! [​IMG]
     
  6. ljf24

    ljf24 Songster

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    Thats cool. Isn't this a female? The males are bright red aren't they?
     
  7. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    OK, so I'm not crazy! I'm sure this is their second hatch. I have the same cardinal pair around here for a few years and they have me trained. Dad even taps my window in the winter cause he wants me to put seed out.

    Wish I had the camera in hand this morning when the BEAR walk right past my back door. He stopped at the Coop and sniffed, but kept going (thank God)!
     
  8. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    Wonderful! Cardinals are one of my favorite birds.
     
  9. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    Quote:They don't turn red until they are older. Chicks all look this color, at least the ones I've seen.

    (Glad I had cleaned the windows not long ago!)
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2009
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    So adorable! I've never seen a baby cardinal. Thanks for sharing with us. [​IMG]
     

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