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Cardinalis cardinalis


Baby cardinal in nest. About 3 weeks old.


Nest in a large evergreen bush off the back deck. In Michigan yard.


Second set of photos. First set was when three were in nest about 5-7 days after the hatch. The parents had a run into the nest and another out. Very cool to watch. We watched the family all summer at our feeders. There were 2 females and one male, they all lived. Their parents also frequent our feeders. After about three weeks they moved from this nest which was rather low to the ground in an evergreen bush and moved to the trees. We were concerned they had fallen out and would be lost to the circle of life when predators ate them but no, all survived. We look forward to feeding them this winter.

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Apple 7 years ago

Actually there is a baby bird in that nest by the way.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

For the nest itself:
I saw this general mission on parental care: Each spotting can have a maximum of 5 missions.

Apple 7 years ago

OK great do you have a mission you would suggest to represent the nesting?

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

This spotting has been removed from the Brooding behavior mission because it does not include birds and other vertebrates.

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Comstock Park, Michigan, USA

Spotted on May 31, 2013
Submitted on Sep 23, 2013

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