There's a stray cat that comes onto my deck, near the nest. How can I keep it away form the nest? The birds fly in to the bush where the nest is, from the left side. Can I wrap the right side in some screening? It would not be a good idea to disturb the nest by wrapping one side of the bush with screen. The cat would just access the nest from the other side. I would ask the neighbors if they know who owns the cat. You could ask the owner to keep the cat inside.
If it is indeed a stray, and you want the birds to be safe, animal control will usually provide a live trap so the cat can be removed.
I know at least 2 babies fledged over a week ago one stayed in the close to the nest, the other went to a neighbor's tree. Watching the mama going from feeder to old nest area to tree trying to feed them was slightly amusing , but my husband says the nest still has 2 eggs in it. I haven't seen her going back to the actual nest. Would non-viable eggs stay in the nest, intact for that long?
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The male will care for the fledglings and the female will probably build another nest and lay more eggs unless this is the third nesting. Then she will join the male in caring for the fledglings. I have a high camellia outside the bedroom window.
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Always have beautiful cardinals nesting and raising babies. I saw this year they are using the same nest twice. Or could this be their babies from first hatching? I have a female cardinal that flies and chirps constantly whenever I put seed in my feeders. I think she has a nest somewhere, but not sure. Do they build their nests in strange locations?
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Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. I live in a townhouse and do not think I have any cardinals nesting in my yard. However, I have seen so many juvenile cardinals in my fenced back yard - on the ground and at the feeders.
I've never noticed so many as I have this year. I don't know if I've seen any that are newly fledged but have seen many that still have their black beaks and muted feather colors. This seems to have been a very good year for baby birds, especially the cardinals in my area. I've also had a family of four young squirrels and a family of three young raccoons consistently at my feeders with their moms, I think this year. I have new baby cardinals in the nest outside we are having a bad storm with wind and rain etc..
They actually nest in my neighbors trees but feed in my yard daily. We live on the outskirts of the city but we have maybe in my yard. I have a young male who is hanging out by himself.. I dont think he has a nest. Strong winds took a big limb out if a pine tree, and he has been here since.
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We have feeders and he seems to be eating. But what do i do abouth my car? By now December all parental links between mother and son should be finished. I would tend to think that the mature male and female are a pair and the young male may be viewed as a rival. This may also be food related. A second feeder wouldn't hurt. I have what looks like a young male cardinal with its mother. It has an injured eye and a more mature male is chasing it away. Should I set unother feeder further away? Do the male parents attack their offspring? Hopefully the mother will come back. Try to give it a wide berth for a while.
The chicks should fledge in 10 days to 2 weeks. I found a cardinal nest in my portch umbrella but couldnt see inside of it. I went to move it and found 3 blind chicks inside so i promptly put it back. Will the mother return or have I just unwittingly killed those baby birds? I have watched a pair of cardinals raise a pair babies and here it is 6 weeks after the babies started to fly, they still hang out with their parents. I see them everyday at the feeding bowl together. What was funny, after they were big enough to fly, dad was still mouth feeding them seeds for a couple of weeks.
After the young birds fledge, the parents continue to feed them for several weeks as they teach them to forage for themselves. They will be fully feathered with some adult plumage coming in before they can totally feed themselves. I raised cockatiels in 4-h and worked in parrot bird rehibilutation when I was a teenager.
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It's been 10 days, I have millet and seed in the cage and I would expect it to start picking, any advice? A cardinal built a nest in a flowering bush right outside my home office window. I was washing the window and had it tilted inside when I noticed my cat was sitting on the edge of my desk. She saw the nest before I did. I quickly closed the window so as not to frighten the female away. I closed the blind for the same reason.
The cat soon lost interest since she couldn't see the nest any longer. I watched for several weeks and finally saw the last of the three babies on the edge of the nest. The male came and began to teach the baby to leave the nest. He would hop from branch to branch and the baby would follow. Eventually, the male flew away towards the feeders and the baby followed. I could not believe it. It was very exciting but I soon got depressed and realized truly what "the empty nest" means.
I went through that emotion with my five children and then again with my nine grandchildren. Now the flight of the cardinals brought all those emotions back again!.
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A great experience. I hope I get to share it again with the male and female cardinals in my yard. Even my coffee mug has cardinals on it, so it was a dream come true to see them up so close that I could have touched them from the window, but of course I didn't. I gave them their safety and privacy. Mother Nature at her best in my yard!
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