Easter Egg?

We have quite a few  different birds visiting our garden over a 12 month cycle, but especially of course during the warmer months.  Outside our window, which overlooks the back garden, is a holly bush. We had noticed a Cardinal hanging around, but thought little of it until a few days ago when Carol happened to look out and saw this:

I guess we have our Easter Egg! It may not be chocolate but, I bet it has a lovely surprise inside. For anybody not familiar with Cardinals, below is a male (Pic taken a few years ago). The female, typical of all the birds that I have seen, is less colourful … but a male and female together make a lovely couple!

Footnote: Just prior to posting, a second egg appeared in the nest!

27 thoughts on “Easter Egg?

  1. How fortunate you are to have this nest so close to be able to witness the gifts that Mother Nature provides…free of charge. Sadly, during a recent rain and wind storm a small nest containing eggs was destroyed when a large branch on my Weeping Cherry tree, on which it was attached, was torn off. My backyard is home to many Cardinal, Robin, Blue Jay and other bird families in trees, bird houses and even the roof gutter over the deck. I often stand at my kitchen window to watch them visit the feeders, along with some enterprising squirrels. Thank-you for sharing these lovely photographs!

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  2. You are going to be a grandpa! Once, in another house. There was a trellis with vines next to the screened porch. Every year a nest of finches would live there. When they left I’d get “empty nest” syndrome. They were fun to watch and they made a lot of noise!

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  3. Looks like you’re going to be playing audience to Mother Nature, and all you have to do is look out your window.
    We once had a dove’s nest by our window. It’s good entertainment, watching the chicks being raised.

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