As I was about to go on a hike with my parents and younger sister, I saw a grayish bird fly into a bent tree. I took a few more steps and looked harder, trying to figure out what kind of bird it was. Then I realized it was sitting on a nest! I slowly approached the nest and the bird flew away. I peered inside and, to my delight and surprise, found a beautiful baby blue egg!!! This is the first active nest I’ve found this year! Time to start NestWatch patrolling!!!

Anna’s Hummingbirds nest with two eggs

Nest 4.5′ off ground. Female off the nest to eat.

The Goldfinch chicks are grown up!

Reptilian American Goldfinch chicks

Four American Goldfinch chicks, only a few days old. You can really tell that they are descended from dinosaurs!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology