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A new BABY in the backyard!


Mamma and Pappa Cardinals have done good with their new home in my Magnolia Tree!
Look at this!!!

I have a new grand-baby in my tree!

I was sitting out on the porch just watching everything Monday morning and saw “Mamma Cardnal” lay in the nest for the first time instead of “building it” and knew that she was probably laying her egg.
She was in the nest about 30 minutes then flew up into my Hack-berry tree located about 35 feet from the Magnolia to rest.

I was able to get a great telephoto shot of her shortly after the birth process and she looked VERY tired:

This is the most awesome thing that I have ever seen.
I am SO glad that I was able to photograph this rarely seen event!

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fantastic xx well done and thank you for sharing xxx

6 Jul, 2010


How lovely that you were able to see this, love the photos too.

6 Jul, 2010


Congratulations, can't wait for the next episode.. pics are brill!!

6 Jul, 2010


brill keep them comeing

6 Jul, 2010


What a lovely bird! Great pics and look forward to hearing the follow up...:o)

6 Jul, 2010


Glad mum and egg look to be doing well...a chance in a lifetime shot 02,well done...

6 Jul, 2010


Thats Lovely Hope mummy and egg are doing well !

6 Jul, 2010


Tonight I checked the nest and it was GONE..
Some kind of critter must have found it..
That's so sad because I was hoping to get some photos of the baby after it hatched. :-((((

8 Jul, 2010


Oh, such a shame!....:o(

8 Jul, 2010


That is so sad,N2o,poor mum must be distraught....excuse me,I need a tissue,...:o((

8 Jul, 2010


It was SO sad because last year a sparrow couple built a nest in my fern hanging basket and we were able to document the whole thing from eggs to babies "flying the coop" and learning how to fly on their own. It was amazing!

I wanted SO much to witness the growth of a Cardnal baby simply because the parents mate for life and we had been seeing them in our backyard for years..
Nature can be quite cruel at times.. :-(((((

9 Jul, 2010

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