Monday, May 28, 2012

New Life

We found this nest with cardinal eggs above our compost.  Poor parents.  Little did they know what an active spot this is.  Cardinals build nests only 4-5 feet from the ground in bushes or shrubs, so the kids can easily sneak a peek.  The boys were clearing out the fence line near the nest Saturday when we discovered that two of the eggs had hatched.  I had to plead for them to stop working so the parents could tend to their young.  The next day the nest was abandoned.  I am consumed as to where the babies might be.  Did an animal get them?  Did the parents some how move them?  Did they quickly learn how to fly?  Seems impossible.  I can only hope for the best...maybe how Mickey Shunick's parents are hoping for the best concerning their missing daughter.

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