Last month I posted photos of a Robins nest with four bright blue eggs in it; I was so excited that we would be having baby birds in the yard. Unfortunately, there was a very bad rainstorm and the mama abandoned her nest, leaving the eggs there and never returning. About two weeks ago we noticed that a House Finch had built a nest in the wreath that hangs by our front door. Because I love to see baby birds, I quickly tied a string across our walkway, blocking the front porch to visitors-I didn't want this little bird to become frightened. Some of you may be laughing at my silliness but I wasn't about to take any chances. Last night when mama bird was out of the nest, my dear sweet hubby took our camera out to get a photo; it was difficult because of where the nest is built and it was getting to be dusk. You can well imagine my surprise when I loaded the photo onto the computer-there were five eggs. Sorry about the blurred photo-you'd have to be here to understand. I haven't researched House Finches to see what is typical but this seems like a lot to me. I haven't seen the male around much and am wondering if they help as much as the male Robins do? I am thinking these eggs should begin to hatch any day now and I know mama won't leave very often but we will try to get some photos, if possible. I know that many birds can be more of a nuisance than a joy(remember my stories last summer about the Grackles) but I love that our Papa shares His creatures with us.
Have a blessed day.
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