Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: cardinal nesting in hanging pot

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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Apr 1, 2016 7:05 AM CST
I have been watching a male and female cardinal building a nest in one of my hanging baskets over the past few weeks, I took these pictures this morning. Looking forward to seeing young ones soon.

Anole
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Name: Ibis
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IbisFla
Apr 1, 2016 7:19 AM CST
That's great - love to see the babies grow up!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 1, 2016 7:32 AM CST
Thumbs up How cool is that!! I've seen Wrens and Doves build nests in hanging basket plants before but never a Northern Cardinal. I think incubation and hatching time is about two weeks after eggs are layed .... hope you can keep us posted with more photos of the babies when they arrive!
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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Apr 1, 2016 8:00 PM CST
Make sure house sparrows don't invade


If you see them destroy the nest


Other then that I wish you luck I tip my hat to you.
Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
Apr 2, 2016 7:07 PM CST
Exciting! How much fun to watch them each day! Do they mind when you are outside near their nest?

(We have 4 pair this year coming to the feeders so I hope there's lots of babies.)
Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Apr 3, 2016 7:08 AM CST
No babies yet, we stay away from the nest as much as possible and she does watch us as we work and move around in the yard. The nest is about 5 feet above the ground and protected by an overhang from the shed. She will fly away if we get too close so we try not to disturb her.

Anole
Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Apr 6, 2016 4:03 PM CST
I checked the nest today while the mama bird was off somewhere. We have three newborn cardinals. I hope I can take pictures showing their development.

Anole
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Apr 6, 2016 4:56 PM CST
Oh my ... those are the cutest, bald babies ever! Lovey dubby I do hope you will be able to get more photos as they grow, it will be easier once they get to the stage where they are climbing to the edge and peering out to see the world!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 6, 2016 4:58 PM CST
John, you should post that photo over here on : The thread "Bird photos - April 2016" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

I know everyone would love to see it!
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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Apr 6, 2016 6:30 PM CST
I will post the photo there, thanks for the suggestion.

John
Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
Apr 6, 2016 7:31 PM CST
Oh my gosh, that made my day. What an awesome photo!!! Pretty special.....
Name: Ibis
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IbisFla
Apr 7, 2016 7:28 AM CST
Yay, John! New babies just make me smile - great way to start the day Hurray! Lovey dubby
Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Apr 8, 2016 8:59 PM CST
How wonderful
That's the sweetest photo
Hi everyone, sorry about barging in! I couldn't just lurk anymore after seeing that photo Lovey dubby
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Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
Apr 9, 2016 12:20 PM CST

Moderator

Jolana, barge right in! Lurking is rude. Rolling on the floor laughing Just kidding, lurk all you like, but feel free to say hi and tell us how awesome our pictures are on the best forum on ATP!!
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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Apr 9, 2016 4:15 PM CST
Sorry, *Blush* don't want to be rude
There are some amazing photos on here
Smiling
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Helen Mirren
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Apr 9, 2016 5:48 PM CST

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I'm just teasing with you, Jolana. But everyone likes compliments so you can always drop in and tell us if you like something!
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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Apr 9, 2016 6:27 PM CST
I know you are teasing, I should have put a Green Grin! or something, Big Grin I grew up with lots of brothers, I can take a teasing!! nodding
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
Helen Mirren
Name: Alyssa Blue
Ohio (Zone 5b)
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AlyssaBlue
Apr 28, 2016 10:13 AM CST
John- Just checking back to see the progress of the baby cardinals. How are they doing?

herbert601
May 7, 2016 4:48 AM CST
...wondering how the babies are, John..? Smiling

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