Check out my third bird-egg toy (again, from Susan B. Anderson's fantastic design), my second more realistic species version. Photographing this baby cardinal was very fun, since my garden is in full bloom and I was able to catch him pecking at my sunflowers.
Here he is again, eyeing the plants from the front porch railing.
Cardinals have brown and white speckled eggs, so I chose this tan flecked yarn for the egg. I like having a variety of colors and textures so that the eggs don't all look like they came from a chicken.
There's a crack in the egg. And look - a beak is poking out!
He's a very tame bird. He'll eat sunflower seeds right out of your hand.