Six Little Birds

On April 9th the first egg appeared in a nest hidden inside a hanging plant on our porch. On May 12th the last baby bird flew the nest. In between we learned they were House Finches and that the 6 eggs would be laid roughly one day apart, hatch in around 2 weeks, and be fully grown in 2 weeks.

Our bird tenants (and their parents) stuck to the script beautifully. When I could, I snapped some shots. Please enjoy as the whole process was joyous to share with our kids, friends & family who stopped by.

One Little Egg
First day, first egg
Two Little Eggs
Second day, now two eggs
Three little eggs
Third day, three eggs
Six little eggs
Sixth day, six eggs

Six little birds

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Six little birds

All in a row
Can’t believe they snuggled down like this. Getting too big for the nest.
Last to leave the nest
His parents called & called until eventually he too flew the nest.

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