|I was lucky to get this face-to-face shot of one of our resident cardinal fledglings. Is he comical or what!! Ya just gotta love that face.|
|Fledglings need lots of quick naps between feedings. They often strain their necks and open their mouths even when the adults aren't there. Positive thinking?|
|Their wide open mouths make it easy for the male and female adults to feed their young ones. I would love to capture them being fed. Trust me, I'll be trying.|
|Hey, that's how I look when I wake up in the morning, stretch and yawn.|
|The third egg still hasn't hatched. The other two broke open on Sunday, two days ago. Maybe tomorrow will be the third fledgling's birthday.|
|I often find MaMa cardinal faithfully perched on the nest. She's a trooper in spite of this long stretch of 100 degree days.|
HAPPY 4TH of JULY to ALL of YOU!!
(See my previous blogs for more pictures of the cardinals).