Last week I saw cardinals were very busy around this corner of the garden. I suspected they were building a nest somewhere but had no idea it was in the vine on the gate. David spotted the nest yesterday, but no longer any activity. We are thinking there was so much coming and going through the gate that they have abandoned it. If so, then it is probably a good job because the cardinals have a poor record in this garden. One year they built a nest in the front garden in the spokes of the umbrella. It wasn't enough that they were distressed when Central Texas Gardener came over to film but the following night a big wind lifted the umbrella and destroyed the nest. Then another year they built in a tree in the entry garden and the rotten old scrub jays came and lifted the young birds out of the nest. I caught sight of one flying off with a nestling in its beak. Rotten old jays.
Foliage Follow-up - December 2017
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