Every year, the House Finches are the first birds to fledge in our yard. In the space of a day, the yard and trees are filled with the strident sounds of begging fledglings. Interestingly, I usually only see the males feeding the nestlings – I wonder if the female is still tending nestlings?
A House Finch constructs her nest on top of a wind chime on our front porch.
Four Young Finches
These are the same four finches that were begging for food in my other picture. When I checked on them on this day, they were all huddled closely together and all looking at me as I whistled and welcomed them into the world.
Finch Babies Asking for Food
Baby Finches beg for food from their nest, located on our front door. We monitored the actions and safety of our guests from start to finish. We are still greeted by them every day in our bird bath and feeders in our backyard.
Young House Finches
First Egg of Spring!
Baby House Finch
This baby House Finch followed her Mama relentlessly for several days. The parents had about five chicks but this one would not learn to fins her own food and constantly demanded to be fed. I think the Mama gor fed up and just rolled her eyes. The whole scene was comical and I’m happy I was there to document it.
House Finch Nest
This little family built a nest right inside one of my ferns on our porch!
male watching the nest
male house finch watching the nest