their beautiful song is gone

Nature can seem so cruel. Something ate the mother cardinal that had a nest on top of our arbor. I found her on the ground near it. All that was left was her head and a few feathers…and her two eggs in her nest. The father is gone. I feel so sad for him. At first, I thought it was probably a cat that got her but I think maybe a raccoon or opossum. We buried her eggs with her.  : (