Not much change today in the baby birds other than they seem to be more mobile. They never seem to be particularly hungry at the first two feedings, but then start eating better. I’m curious as to what kind of birds these are. They are developing white bellies. We’ve had a crazy mockingbird who has been serenading us loudly about 1 am for the past few weeks so I’m wondering if these could be baby mockingbirds. I see no resemblance to a cardinal at all at this point and they don’t seem to have the short stout cardinal beaks. But there sure was a male and female cardinal hanging around most of yesterday where the tree used to be before it was cut down. They seemed a little perturbed too. Of all the photos I’ve seen on the Internet of baby cardinals, the interior of their mouths are red. These babies have yellow mouths as you can see. Not sure if that is even significant, but just something I’ve observed. I suppose they could be starlings too. I successfully raised four starlings back in the seventies and I found them to be quite hardy little birds.
I guess the mystery continues…..