classicman Wednesday Apr 30 11:27 PM
May 1, 2008: New Life
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Apr 30 11:35 PM
Hey, it's Jerry Colona.
SPUCK Thursday May 1 05:35 AM
Where's the bacon and onions?
DucksNuts Thursday May 1 06:48 AM
Gorgeous coloured eggs.
sweetwater Thursday May 1 08:01 AM
here is a description of the color
xoxoxoBruce Thursday May 1 09:16 AM
Where was mom-bird, dive bombing your head?
Sheldonrs Thursday May 1 09:37 AM
Trilby Thursday May 1 09:43 AM
Happy Beltane, ya'll!!!
xoxoxoBruce Thursday May 1 10:52 AMMarty Feldman, ya whippersnapper.... at least I didn't go with Barney Google.
Sheldonrs Thursday May 1 11:29 AM
xoxoxoBruce Thursday May 1 11:43 AM
Why you.... uh, what was I saying? Where am I? Who am I?
glatt Thursday May 1 11:55 AM
"I'm cold, and those teenagers are scaring me."
Trilby Thursday May 1 12:59 PM
great one, glatt!
classicman Thursday May 1 01:28 PM
Its right outside the bathroom window at my parents house - Momma bird was off getting food for the baby as soon as she saw the shell crack. We can open the window a bit and watch it unfold in real time - Its been amazing.
Cicero Thursday May 1 04:33 PM
I have been looking for somewhere to post this..You can beat me up if you want to...So cute!!! (I don't normally get gushy but this is too much!!)
Sundae Thursday May 1 06:03 PM
xoxoxoBruce Thursday May 1 11:00 PM
Imigo Jones Friday May 2 01:27 AM
Then one day the eggs were totally missing. Calls to bird people reinforced my suspicions that blue jays or, more likely, crows had taken them for breakfast (both of these are in abundance in the neighborhood--as are cardinals, robins, mourning doves, etc., fortunately). Could've been a raccoon or opossum, too.
Last year I was pruning a forsythia, and a cardinal came flying out when my head was just a couple feet away from its nest in an adjoining shrub. Glad it's not the attacking kind! The next few days, but only if the parents were off, I'd look at the cardinal eggs in the nest, and I showed the neighbor whose peonies are close to the forsythia, by standing behind the peonies and bending the branch down enough. But I must've showed the predators, too--the eggs were soon gone! Once again, it was probably jays or their dastardly kin the crows (probably too flimsy a shrub for a predatory or scavenging mammal to try climbing--no, not my neighbor, either ).
Immediately, though, the cardinals were rebuilding the nest in a Christmas tree-like juniper close to the driveway and my car, about 10 feet from the forsythia. My frequent proximity that first day, though--walking right between my car and the head-high nest a lot while doing yardwork--drove them off before they completed the nest.
They moved to an unpruned privet 5 feet back and set up house there. This place worked, and I guess they had a successful brood. Later in the summer, as in most summers, there are times when I saw five or six or more cardinals feeding together--loosely "together," like all in the same part of the backyard and sorta going around "grazing" after each other from low perch to ground to low perch.
spudcon Saturday May 3 02:10 PM
Just received this in my email. Don't know its origin.
SPUCK Sunday May 4 05:08 AM
Or taken off her dress..