The cardinal nestlings have changed noticeably in two days. I wasn't able to photograph them yesterday because it was chilly and rainy. Every time I looked, Mama Cardinal was on the nest, presumably keeping the babies warm. Today, the babies are darker and don't look quite so naked (see earlier photo). Still, they have a ways to go before they look like cardinals!
|Baby cardinals nestle, with two on the bottom and a third in between and on top.|
|Babies huddle quietly in between short bouts of peeping with mouths open wide.|