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House Finch Nestlings.

June 7, 2014

House Finches

June is a popular month for fledgling and juvenile birds.  Many bird parents started nesting in May and the fruits of their labor have paid off by now.  I often see this around the apartment complex where I live- and here’s an example from the past week.

House Finches are often found associated with people, and nest on human structures like this- I stayed a bit of a distance away so as not to spook the birds.

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Here’s the proud mother and father

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Here’s the nest under the eaves of a gazebo- the nestlings were tiny last week

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Dad arrives to feed them

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The nestlings are still laying low

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Dad has some regurgitated food for them, and they are hungry

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Days later, the nestlings are getting bigger- there are 4 of them

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Look at that greeting!  They won’t be in the nest much longer

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Keeping an eye out for some more food!

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Soon they’ll be following around their folks like this earlier batch of youngsters, learning the ropes on what is good to eat and where to find it.  Keep an eye out around your place this month and see if you spot any new feathered families!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. June 7, 2014 11:08 pm

    Great shots, Tracy!

  2. June 8, 2014 1:57 pm

    Wonderful shots of the nestlings!

  3. June 8, 2014 6:16 pm

    We’ve got blackbirds nesting but hidden away in a bush sadly.

  4. June 9, 2014 10:38 am

    Aww, love house finches! Adore their songs. Lots of goldfinches and cardinals around my house right now. Crows, too!

  5. June 12, 2014 10:30 am

    I love witnessing the family life of birds this time of year. I see mostly robins. Thanks for sharing the house finches!

  6. June 12, 2014 2:11 pm

    Really great photos! We have got some goldfinches that have just fledged, and they are following their parents around, fluttering their wings and being fed.

  7. June 22, 2014 6:26 pm

    we seem to have a real shortage of the big birds like great blue herons and cormorants this year. I’ve only seen 3 herons and no cormorants.


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