Baby Cardinal

Posted By on June 19, 2013

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Do you see him? Perched on the crinum leaves? Isn’t he just precious?

Last week we found this cute little bugger fluttering along the north side of our property. At first, we didn’t know what he was, but soon we saw mom and dad near by chattering at us to not get too close. We gave the family their space, but couldn’t help but admire the little guy’s efforts at trying to fly. Our guess is that he fell out of the nest, or maybe he was just eager to get out!

Nevertheless, he’s been getting stronger every day. He hides in the tall grass of that the neighbor doesn’t mow. Hiding from the hawks and turkey buzzards that may snatch him up. I only fear a snake or other ground prey may get him before he can fully learn to fly. Here he is in all his glory.

For some reason I think it’s a boy, so I call it a he. Neither of us will know until it gets bigger. Actually, the males don’t get their full coloring until their two years old. For now, this baby cardinal is a he. 🙂

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–Annissa–

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