A Day In The Life…A Summer Surprise

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Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to share with a you a sweet surprise we had in our garden a few weeks ago. We have two hanging baskets on our front porch and one night I took them down to give them a good watering. Can you guess what I found nestled inside one of them?

birds nest

I tiny little nest with teenee tiny eggs! I carefully rehung the basket and watched. In no time at all we saw Mamma and Daddy swoop in tending to their babies ~to~ be.

A friend gave me a book on birds and I discovered that the pair were called House Finches.

house finch

The Mamma is all gray and the Daddy is more flamboyant with a red head and chest. What amazed me is that these two were always together, doting on their nest. How sweet!

Every couple of days I would check on them and about two weeks later we had babies! This is the first of the bunch.

baby house finch

Pretty soon we had a nest full of three bundles of fluff! Everyday I would check on them and pretty soon tiny little feathers emerged.baby birds

Baby House Finches

Its amazing how quickly they changed.baby Birdies

Almost ready to go!baby birds

Baby Birds

I took this shot just before this little guy took his first flight.Baby Birds

After about two weeks all the babies had flown away and we had an empty nest.Baby House Finch

I think they still hang around though. The other day my daughter and I saw a bird at our feeder. He looked very young and was just starting to turn red on his head and chest. It was a nice sight to see, a visit from our summer surprise!

Hope you enjoyed watching our babies grow from an egg to an independent feathered friend!

Have a great day!

~Lisa

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