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Tropical Fruits: Cardinal's nest in my orange tree!

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flowerehj
Saint Cloud, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 2, 2009
9:01 PM

Post #6494237

When I walked past our orange tree, I was suprised a cardinal stuck around and twirped at me quite agitatedly. Most of the time, they just take off! I looked, and a bunch of stuff was sitting in the tree! I thought; wow! Maybe that's a nest! And yes, there is a little nest mostly made of spanish moss! I took a picture of the little egg inside! Isn't it so cute? I didn't touch it of course. Can anyone confirm it's a cardinal's egg? I hope it will live!

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flowerehj
Saint Cloud, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 2, 2009
9:02 PM

Post #6494240

Picture of the side- it just looks like a bunch of crap stuck in a tree! LOL

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carolyn_haack
Saint Petersburg, FL

May 3, 2009
3:15 PM

Post #6496932

Yep, definitely Cardinal eggs. Congrats!
flowerehj
Saint Cloud, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 4, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #6499493

Cool! (your name sounds Dutch, are you? I'm Dutch, my name is Froukje Akkerman)
I've been sneaking around that tree trying not to freak out the parents! I'm so excited!
carolyn_haack
Saint Petersburg, FL

May 4, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #6499866

Good catch, my name is Dutch, by way of Germany, which is where my dad is from. I'm (mostly) American, having been born in Nicaragua, but raised in the States by my American mom and German dad.

Guess you can say I'm a mixed breed ;)

I look forward to seeing some pics of those babies when they're fledged. I do love the cardinals!
flowerehj
Saint Cloud, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 4, 2009
2:44 AM

Post #6499940

Hey, that's interesting! Some detour, huh? :) Spreek je ook Nederlands?

I hope the kids in the neighborhood don't find out about them. They're real rascalls and might grab the egg! Yikes!
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 11, 2009
2:18 PM

Post #6806030

If you are in good standings with the neighborhood parents, you could alert them to the nest and egg to keep an eye on the kids.
flowerehj
Saint Cloud, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 11, 2009
3:49 PM

Post #6806416

The eggs have disappeared, but the parent birds are still around... Maybe they have made a new nest. I wonder if something ate the eggs...
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 12, 2009
6:54 PM

Post #6810676

YIKES!! snake?!?!?!??

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