We see our baby cardinals almost every day. Last week the babies were always with their parents, and the parents were still feeding them. This morning, the baby flew unaccompanied by his parents into our tree in front. He seemed to try to figure out how to eat out of the tube feeder without actually landing on the feeder. After a few unsuccessful attempts, he flew over to our tray feeder, and proceeded to eat his breakfast.
As I trimmed our azaleas, both papa and baby cardinals supervised, and fussed at me to leave so that they could eat. (It’s bad when you can’t care for your yard without inconveniencing the birds!) The baby actually flew right up to me at one point. I guess he hasn’t learned to fear people yet.
Another very cute baby joined us for lunch. Squirt had never seen a baby before – and Mathias had never seen a cat before either! We all had a good time. :)