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Northern Cardinal Nest and Eggs Cardinal nests usually take 3-9 days to build, with the female doing most of the building. The eggs are white with a tint of brown and are marked with brown blotches, which are thicker near the larger end of the egg. Usually, three or four eggs are laid in each clutch, but this nest held two.<br />
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I spotted this nest in a spruce tree on the side of a hiking trail. The female flew out of the nest when we walked by, startling us as much as we startled her. The nest was approximately 10cm wide and there were 2 eggs in the nest. Cardinalis cardinalis,Geotagged,Northern Cardinal,Northern Cardinal Nest and Eggs,Spring,United States,bird eggs,bird nest,eggs,nest,northern cardinal Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Northern Cardinal Nest and Eggs

Cardinal nests usually take 3-9 days to build, with the female doing most of the building. The eggs are white with a tint of brown and are marked with brown blotches, which are thicker near the larger end of the egg. Usually, three or four eggs are laid in each clutch, but this nest held two.

I spotted this nest in a spruce tree on the side of a hiking trail. The female flew out of the nest when we walked by, startling us as much as we startled her. The nest was approximately 10cm wide and there were 2 eggs in the nest.

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  1. Cool sight, and very educational. How high up was the nest? Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks. It was about 5 feet up. I would have liked to get an overhead shot, but I'm just over 5 feet tall, and couldn't reach. Hence, the partly obscured side shot. Posted 3 months ago

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The Northern Cardinal is a North American bird in the genus ''Cardinalis''; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It is found in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps.

The Northern Cardinal is a mid-sized songbird with a body length of 21 cm . It has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black in the male and.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Mar 12, 2018. Captured May 8, 2016 14:45 in 70 East St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 22mm