Mr. Cardinal. An Update.
In the last few days we have noticed a Cardinal busy in the front garden making a nest in the largest Blue Atlas Cedar. Both Mike and I have looked at the male. We have watched through binoculars. We have watched him building his family home. Both Mike and I are 99.13% sure this new home builder is *OUR* Mr. Cardinal. We believe he is the one and the same bird we had in our home for five months last year as he recovered from a run-in with an automobile.
Of course there is no 100% proof that he is indeed *our* Mr. Cardinal but his colouration is identical to that of the one we remember as our guest. How wonderful that would be that his incarceration last year has been rewarded by a family in his future.
How wonderful for everyone here, if it is *our* Cardinal or not, that there soon will be more bright red birds with pointy heads to grace our community. :-)