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 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!
My friend Marghanita Hughes had a contest giveaway a while back and I won some of her beautiful art work.
For those of you that know me and know how passionate I am about elephants you could imagine my excitement when I opened up my mail and found these…
This one in particular is my favourite
She is a very talented wonderful artist. She offers workshops and even has a shop with the cutest dolls and stories to encourage children to interact with nature 🙂 and I absolutely love reading about her amazing nature art creations.
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!