This little family of cardinals moved in not long ago. Initially, I think Mother cardinal built her nest on our front porch in an old helmet Timothy had left out. When she realized that it was in a less-than-ideal location, (little boys going in and out all day) she abandoned that nest and built a new one in the shrubs just below our front porch. She seems to be a bit inexperienced, so I've come to the conclusion that she must be a new mother. Been there, done that. Wrote a whole blog entry about it. *See Let's Hear it for the Mommies
I've become fascinated by our new little feathered friends. The mother cardinal, who we have lovingly dubbed "Mommy Bird," sits patiently on her three little speckled eggs even as we come and go. Occasionally, she's startled enough to flit away, but she doesn't stay gone for long. She quickly returns and resumes her vigil.
I know from experience that waiting is the easy part. Once the little blessings arrive, Mommy Bird's days will become a non-stop feeding cycle. It was difficult enough for me to feed one mouth at a time. I can only imagine how exhausting it must be to feed three hungry mouths, especially when it involves going out and hunting for food.
I hope all goes well for our new little family. I know God looks after His creatures great and small. I plan to keep up with the progress of our little birds and post updates here. Stay tuned!