Happy Holiday for those celebrating. Tonight I bring You a parade of baby Cardinals! Yes, we are rich with baby birds around the Sanctuary. On Christmas Day, three pairs of Cardinals came to live here. Now they all have at least 3 babies each. They hatch out featherless and grow brown down first. Then they begin to get spots of color. About another week and they have the first set of feathers on. The parents bring the babies to the feeding stations to learn to eat seed. This is a great communal time around here with babies everywhere and all kinds of singing going on. Smile, Your on Candid Camera! Enjoy!
Anatomy and physiology
Territories, nesting and incubation
Parental care and fledging
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time. Try to have a good week.
(Learn some stuff!) Love Ya!!