Above is a cardinal nest that was abandoned by the female cardinal after the bush was cut back. At first I thought it was the normal coming and going that scared her away. But after I realized an egg had disappeared from the nest shortly after I took this picture, maybe it was some predator. Aren't the eggs lovely? The nest is very fragile. Not what I'm used to seeing. It's almost see through in some places.
I included this today because I like the ring around this guy's eye. He looks a bit imperious, doesn't he?