Hungry cardinal babies in the nest

I have a few bushes in front of my house, and they’ve proven to be a great location for birds to make a home with a nest and eggs and everything. The latest bird to lay eggs was a cardinal. Here is how the they looked, just beautiful!

Then they hatched.

They are a few days old now and I was able to grab these shots of the hungry hatchlings. So, so… cute? And so, so needy! I couldn’t decide which pics I liked best, so here are all of them.

Thanks for stopping by… more updates to come as they grow. Be sure to check back tomorrow as I will show pictures comparing the beaks of these cardinals with the beaks of the robins born a few weeks ago. Even at this young stage, they are very different.

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes a 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

5 thoughts on “Hungry cardinal babies in the nest

  1. Thanks for posting these. We have some cardinal hatchlings in our backyard up here in Maine, maybe a few days behind yours (in a forsythia bush – which I’m guessing is what yours are in too). I thought they were dead a few days ago, because they were in such a sad heap initially. But mom and dad cardinal are still busy going back and forth, and the two hatchlings seemed to have grown a bit – although I haven’t seen them yet with their beaks open waiting for food. It’s hard to get a good peek as the parents really hate when I hover – I haven’t been divebombed yet, but they sure get antsy when I’m trying to pull the leaves back a bit.


    1. You’re welcome! I’ve only seen the mom so far with these birds and she has been very welcoming to me haha I hope the ones you check on are getting the food they need, I’m sure the parents are on top of it!


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