Standing on a chair, he peered into the nest and saw another egg like the one they had just found — a cardinal egg. He gently placed the cracked egg with its emerging hatchling next to the other egg. Since then, the Halickis have been watching the presumably happy male and female cardinals flying back and forth to the nest, tending to their young.
“I know Rosemary never will look at a cardinal the same way,” said her dad. “It was an amazing experience … and a memory that neither of us is likely to forget.”
If you also find a baby bird that has fallen from its nest, Atlanta Audubon offers good advice on what you can do to help the baby. Visit: https://www.atlantaaudubon.org/news-feed/help-ive-found-a-baby-bird.
IN THE SKY: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum astronomer: The moon will be in its last quarter on Tuesday. Venus is low in the west at dusk and sets an hour later. Mars rises about four hours before sunrise. Jupiter and Saturn rise in the east just after midnight.