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Movement From the Nest

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June 7, 2013

Today was an interesting day. The male House Finch stayed close to the female most of the day. At one point I could hear loud singing and looked and it was him, he was in the second nest, singing to his spouse. This was so amazing. I didn’t realize what it meant at that time.

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June 8, 2013

We were sitting on our porch having a break after a lot of yard work, lawn mowing, garden weeding, etc. The female was not on her nest for a long time. Suddenly she swooped in and we watched her as she fed babies. AMAZING! I couldn’t stop watching her. We looked in the nest and there was still one egg left to hatch.

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June 10, 2013

Today I saw the male come in and feed the babies. http://youtu.be/vQyY7P87m5E (click link for short video).   The mom is still sitting on the nest much of the day. I was able to get a picture but it doesn’t look like much of anything but furry skeletons to me. There wasn’t much movement when I looked. I suppose, like puppies, they sleep a lot while they are babies. I will keep updating until they fly the coop.

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Bird Nest Watching

May 24, 2013

We noticed two nests on a railing under our porch. We have been watching a House Finch and her mate with the nests.

It started out with one egg and each day since then, another egg has been added. Today there are five eggs in the nest and the mom spends most of her day in the nest only leaving if the door is opened. We are trying to use the back door so not to disturb her.

These are jelly jars that we had lined up on a post, just for looks.  Birds decided it would be a nice place for a nest.

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 If you look closely you can see the mom sitting in the nest.

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My hand was a little shaky trying to get a picture of the eggs, where it was a guess of whether I got the eggs or not.  I’ll try to do better next time.

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According to bird nest watching protocol one should only view the nest every 3-4 days, but where it is on our porch, it’s easy to keep an eye on it. We have not touched the nest or the area where mom made her nest.

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