Spring is in the Air?

We have lots of baby or immature birds in the yard this last couple of weeks! I thought that happened in spring?! Seems to be two different ages of young cardinals. Thought I’d share some of them with you.

Lots of cardinals and doves…

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two young male cardinals and dad. one young dove to the left

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Father and son cardinal and young dove in the middle with two adults

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young male cardinal and dove

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young dove

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Father and son cardinal and young dove to the left

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feeding buddies, dove and cardinal kiddies

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two young cardinals, thinking a male and a female

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August 28 male

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September 6 male

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September 6 male

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two young cardinals. notice the difference in the color of their beaks

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Dad has a seed in his beak for junior

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aw! Daddy’s feeding him

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Young female, no red on her chest

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looks like a youngster feeding a baby!

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Not sure what kind of baby this is but think it is a house sparrow with the mom sitting there with it.

We’ve had a nice size flock of house sparrows hanging around the house for the last month. They’ve pretty much chased off the finches. They love the shrubs in the front of the house and mob the feeders several times a day. Sometimes when I’m sitting at the computer I look up and one is sitting on the outside window sill looking in at me.

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He’s not a baby, but he has a boo-boo 😦

We’ve had a bumper crop of rabbits this year too!

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There was a young Red bellied woodpecker at the suet too but I wasn’t able to get a picture of him. I was sitting outside reading last week and a huge red shouldered hawk (pretty sure that’s what it was) swooped low over top of me and I thought he was going to hit me in the head! He was hot on the trail of a bunny in the neighbors yard, but the rabbit run under a car sitting in the yard and the hawk missed! That was quite an experience!

4 thoughts on “Spring is in the Air?

  1. I know, it’s weird, isn’t it. We saw fairly young birds a few weeks ago and I’m pretty sure our squirrel, Fluffy, is pregnant. From what I’ve read, they have a litter in late winter / early spring and another in August, but this is getting a bit late. Maybe the terribly hot summer we’ve had pushed the seasons.

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    • There are so many young ones right now, Candyce! There must have been a nest somewhere near by. I didn’t see these last year in my yard. I love them too especially in winter when they really stand out on snow!

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