Our backyard birds give me joy in all seasons. I love the visitors we get during spring and fall migrations, but I love our year-round birds more. I love seeing the brightening yellow of the goldfinches. I love watching the courtship displays and the feeding of the fledglings.
This little cardinal is amazed that the parents stopped providing meals. A bit confused, the little one also seems a bit forlorn.
That's life, kiddo. You don't get a free ride and best to learn that now.