Backyard Birds part 1
So many backyard birds that I never see! Cowbirds, finches, chickadees, and more!
So many backyard birds that I never see! Cowbirds, finches, chickadees, and more!
American Rose Finch taking a break after eating lots of organic sunflower seeds 🙂
A Pair of House Finches eating black-oil sunflower seed on April 2
This adorable female house finch looked directly at my camera, making for a cute onto! She was eating at my birdfeeder with her mate.
I set up our hummingbird feeder right next to the Ring camera so that we could watch the hummingbirds come to the feeder. One day, I was looking through the footage and was surprised to this male House Finch land on top of the feeder. He sat there for a minute, he even preened himself, then he just flew off. I’m assuming he was just attracted by the colors.
Screenshot was from July 7, 2022
Mrs. Finch on a hummingbird feeder
Five of our house finch babies in a bush. They will soon fledge as they’ve been in the nest for 12 days now. The nest is becoming quite cluttered with fecal matter… a shame they aren’t as faithful in taking fecal sacks as robins are!
Hatching day for the 5 babies in a hanging fern basket. Two already hatched.
Lots of fledglings today! 1 White-winged dove,1 Mourning Dove, at least 2 House Sparrows, 1 Mockingbird, 1 House Finch, and 1 Blue Jay! The baby Finch couldn’t figure out how to eat the birdseed. He picked up a huge sunflower seed and then put it back. He couldn’t even eat the milo and millet. The baby Blue Jay grabbed on our window and ate a spider.
House finch nest in a hanging basket of ferns.
House finch nest located in a shrub in my yard. All visits from the day I found them to the day of the first hatchlings.
This pair of female house finches look young to me. Wondering if they might be from the brood that fledged from my Christmas wreath around May 9th.
Mr. Finch looking for seeds. He was with a male and female House Finch.
This nest was built in a spring wreath on our front door
Have a large variety of nesting structures around rural property. Sometimes birds nest in the most inconvenient places. Otherwise, there is plenty of opportunity for cavity nesters. At least one successful Bluebird clutch per year.
House finch checking out wreath for nest. The finch nested in my wreath last year and had four or five broods.
Wreath is on a window tucked under our small covered front porch. When they arrive we use the back entrance!
I monitor some nests and enjoy taking photos of the juveniles as they make their way out into the world.
While I was out of town for a few days in the late spring of 2018, my feeders were not getting filled. This one, made by my dad, was usually filled with sunflower seed, but when I got back home, I discovered a pair of house finches had started building a nest in it! Since the feeder was hanging on the porch just outside the living room window, I was able to enjoy watching everything from the adults finishing the nest, to the fledglings leaving the safety of home for the nearby snowball bush. It was a real treat!
Late March a finch built a nest in my Christmas wreath. On April 3rd I noted 3 eggs. April 4th there were 4 eggs. On April 12th there were 5 eggs. On April 19th all 5 had hatched. Lots of activity over the last week or so.
This picture was taken by my son in Waukee, Iowa. The nest is in his fireplace vent. He has seen a house finch entering and exiting the nest. I have two issues:
1) I think the bigger eggs, including the speckled ones and the almost pure white one, are all house finch eggs. My friend thinks the speckled ones are brown-headed cowbird eggs. What do you think?
2) What in the world is the smaller. beige egg?
Your assistance will be appreciated.
Two little House Finch babies poking their heads out of the nest almost ready to fledge. (And they fledged successfully!)
A pair of House finches built this nest on the wreath of my front door. I guess I will be directing guest to the side door of the house. The mail is always close by when the female is sitting on the eggs.
Baby House Finches in nest. Parents are names Amiria and Avolon! How many finches can you see? 3!
House Finch nests at the Kentucky Castle
I’ve noticed around 5 different species that like oranges, so… if you want to attract more birds, you gotta put out the oranges! 🙂
House Finch nest of a pair that keeps visiting my feeder! There are also two other nests in the area.
The orange was supposed to be for Baltimore Orioles, but apparently Black-capped Chickadees and House Finches like it too.
So sorry i haven’t answered! I forgot all about this post, especially after i changed my profile name to my actual name. I’m not really sure what happened to this guy. I’m guessing he might have got attacked or caught in a fence. Cause he can’t really fly so I’m guessing he has a leg injury or wing. I haven’t seen this guy ever since, so I’m sadly not sure if he made it.
After just putting out our spring wreath, we found a couple birdies stealing from it.. a week later they made a nest.. then came the eggs!
These images were taken for my NestWatch project. This attempt was a sad one because: The nest was completed. Three blue eggs were laid. Three eggs hatched, exposing three tiny naked youngsters. Some days later, the youngsters were found dead in the nest. No hint to as what went wrong.
On my porch, there is this little white hanging bench swing that is supposed to be a bird feeder, but I never filled it up. And now, there is a beautiful pair of House Finches nesting in it!
The eggs are SO cute!
After making several adjustments to my eavebox I have made it jay-proof. So now I can watch the baby birds grow up and not be attacked
First sited these eggs on 7.11.19. 7.22.19 very nasty storm came through. We had a lot of damage in our town but nothing too bad at our house. We duct taped hanging basket earlier in the day but were not home when storm came through. When we came home basket was still there, nest and eggs intact. Noticed Mama Bird next morning, but haven’t seen Papa Bird. This morning haven’t seen Mama Bird either. Could these eggs take that long to hatch?
Male House Finch Feeding Leucistic Female at the Nest
So happy to see there’s Nestlings after the recent very high winds. I thought the nest would’ve blown out of the near top of the Arborvitae tree as it bent in half as the wind blew with 50 mph gusts.
This nest is in a tree right outside my kitchen window. The birds have been very aware of my presence. Even prior to nest construction. They’ve still decided to build and birth.
My husband noticed a bird flying by his head as he came in our front door tonight and we found this nest! Excited to monitor this for the next few weeks and will be making sure to not use our front door so as not to disturb the nest more than we already have.
2nd brood of finches in our flower pot this summer, a success!
This is the second nest for the house finch couple near our home. The first one was in May and 3 chicks were successfully hatched and remain in our yard and at the feeders. After cleaning out that 1st nest and re hanging the flower pot, immediately they started to build a nest. Within 4 days, she laid 4 eggs! Such a busy couple!
This was a successful nestwatch! From beginning to almost end the finches have succeeded in raising 3 more. They remain around our yard, under the decks and hostas as we garden and minimally feed seed now….
This enormous snowball bush in our front yard has welcomed a variety of fledglings . . . cardinals, bluebirds, carolina wrens, and today, house finches.
So much fun nestwatching this year! This is one of five house finch babies we get to watch from our living room window. But this is our last nest for now; everyone else has flown the coop, and these little ones will be gone by the end of next week.
wating for the finch eggs to hatch, I will submit more pics
the cowbird egg might disappear….
Discovery of house finch nest on our wreath on our front door! We noticed the house finches stealing our artificial wrath twigs last month and now we found that they built a nest! It seems we have a cowbird egg in there. The House Finch hasn’t abandoned the nest yet! Will keep an eye on it and leave out the back door for a while.
Videos posted to public album:
While I was out of town recently, my sunflower feeder remained empty for several days, and a house finch decided to move in!
It’s 6th day from when I fouds the House Finch nest and the eggs became a little lighter. Will they ready to hutch?
I noticed the nest of House Finch in my Thuja tree. I put the tree close to my entry door for winter and when my husband wanted to plant it the spring I saw the bird fly away from inside when I walked by it. Then I looked closer and found House finch nest.
Discovering that there were eggs in the nest!
All but one House Finch hatched within the last day! Hoping the last egg will hatch as well for a full nest.
In 2017 a pair of House Finches raises two broods in a nest on our front porch. It is now April 2018 and they are getting the nest ready for another successful season.
First clutch of eggs from the House Finch nest above our door.
Spike deterrent was put in place to stop the robins from trying to nest above the front door last year. This year the house finches have decided to use it to support their nest.
Eastern Bluebird nesting in our bird house, other frequent visitors to our backyard feeders… rainy, overcast weather today….
Active nest right outside our front door! My children have fun keeping tabs on this little family of birds. We are just learning how to monitor nests. So far, we have not disturbed these birds in any way other than taking photos of them from inside the house with a telephoto lens.
House finch chicks nesting in hanging potted ferns!
A house finch made a nest on top of the wreath hanging on our front door.
This documents recently completed nests in hanging ferns on my front porch; I only intended to photograph the nests but to my surprise found an egg in one!
Daddy finch is tending to the baby finches, 5 total. Mommy bird is taking a break.
We noticed a pair of birds frequenting our tree/shrub on our front yard. I eventually took the time to look through the bush, and found this perfectly shaped cup! I was thrilled to see this pair thriving together.
Went back the second day to find the female had laid an egg! We are so very excited to share and document this journey with you!
~Take care, Kat
Just finished nest building.
House Finch nest with 5 eggs! On top of Christmas Wreath next to entry door
Eggs and babies. This nest was built on a wreath hanging on my moms front door!
They are growing so fast, mom & dad remained in the area.
All five eggs have hatched and they are growing so fast.
The eggs look like Robin’s eggs, but the bird does not look like a robin. The bird jumps off the nest every movement in the house. We never noticed the nest building until the eggs were already hatched.
This is the second year that they build their nest on the light porch in our front balcony.
We have several hanging baskets and each has a nest. Also have a rolled blind on the porch where the babies have hatched.
Right outside our patio door this little mama nested on a light fixture. Hoping it will not be too busy for her to raise her brood.
The House Finches built their nest in a fake hanging plant on our back porch.
This guy perched and it was very hot outside and he looked so sad and tired. Poor guy!