The birds definitely know how to choose a wonderful nesting area!🙂 Yesterday my mom was talking about some shrubs my brother recommended to plant in her yard and, with my limited gardening skills, as soon as she saw my face she said they attract cardinal nests and I said you should have led with that.😁
I always have a pair of cardinals in our hemlock hedge out front. From where I sit I can watch them come and go. That hedge is pretty popular with robins, catbirds, doves and sparrows, too. Evergreens offer great cover.