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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