Our baby cardinals are growing rapidly...but back in April, they were very small. We heard them one day making quite a racket and they had fallen out of the nest. It really is best to leave them be unless they are headed for danger. We rescued them and put them next to the fence in our yard. (I would like to tell you that this is some old woman who just wandered by and asked to hold the baby bird but alas, it is yours truly and even Richard with his magnificent photography skills could not make me look any better!) This bird nestled quite comfortably inside my hand and I could feel its tiny heart beat.
Have you ever rescued a bird? Once again, I do know that it is best to leave the birds alone but if you know for certain they are headed for danger, I don't see why you can't help them. We have been rewarded by watching the baby cardinals grow up! They now have orange beaks (they are brownish at first) and the feathers are changing into the adult colors...bright red for male and reddish/ green color for females.
Do you ever notice what folks type in a search engine and end up on your blog? For the longest time, they would get to mine by typing in "Bird with bright orange beak"! HA! I am for the birds, I tell you!