Well the finches sadly did not make it; as we had a storm come in and blow their eggs out of their nest … so they moved on … but this week have noticed that we now have a morning dove nest in our tree 🙂
We have learned that male finches defend their female mates rather then a nesting area … and so we observed these 2 males fighting. These are not the best pictures as I was standing on the wrong side with the sun and they are so fast and difficult to capture; but I like the silhouette images.
And a random morning shot from my morning walk today … I am loving this weather 🙂
have a great weekend!
We are beyond excited as we have house finch who decided to make their nest in our front yard tree 🙂 here is a shot of the little guy … his whistle is just so lovely to listen to 🙂
Since we learn from what is around us; we are doing a unit study on them and have learned that apparently unlike other birds, Finches are vegetarians; So we think it is very ironic that they chose our tree since we are vegetarian / vegan LOL 🙂
Oh and they love picking up our dogs fur to build their nest (although apparently only the female actually builds the nest) … I bet they will have the softest nest ever!
The eggs have hatched !!!
I can’t get a decent look and I have no idea how many there are. my guess is 3 .
I did get a peak of one of the babies poking it’s beak out crying for food while the mom was away but as soon as the mom is back and I am watching she covers the babies. she doesn’t even want to feed them if I am watching.
both mom and dad are busy finding food pretty much all day long .
have a great week!
So I mentioned here that I have a robin family who decided to set up right by my window in an evergreen tree
well it seems that the mommy robin has had her eggs sometime in the last 24 hours
I have not had a chance to see how many exactly, but I got a glimpse and can see that there are indeed eggs in there now
this is a really bad picture but you can see the light blue egg
“A clutch consists of three to five light blue eggs, and is incubated by the female alone. The eggs hatch after 14 days,” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_robin)
so now we wait 2 weeks 🙂
So last year I had the cutest sparrow come visit me at my window, you can find the post here
This spring I just noticed today that I have a american robin … or rather a robin family with a nest right by my window…
s/he keeps looking inside and right at me 🙂
These are not the best pictures as I had the screen up … but I have removed the screen and removed the curtain and hope to catch some amazing shots of the family, and hoping they have eggs and babies soon 🙂
of course I will be taking advantage of this situation by making a homeschooling project 🙂
They are finally back !!!
one special thing I love about Canadian geese is they take turns leading 🙂
I hope to get better pictures of them soon
hope you having a great weekend !