The new ones arrive.

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  1. Kildale

    Kildale Nature's Window

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    We have been swamped with all the new finches pestering their parents, they must be sick of them. Here is dad with junior. finches.jpg
     
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  3. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    You are probably right Kildale.

    You know, i have been surprised by how much birds can remember. I used to raise parakeets when my kids were little. We gave one young'un away to a friend. Two years later the friend asked me to take care of the bird while she was on vacation. As soon as I placed the cage next to the cage of the parents, the mother bird immediately flew over & began to feed the "baby".
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    For the past week "our" house finches have been feeding their young. Their flights back and forth a seemingly never ending food line. Soon the parents will be coaxing their charges to venture into a strange new world. We hope to be there when they fledge.

    One year the parents nested on an outdoor house lamp. One day I hazered a glance into the nest to check on their progress only to be met with a face full of feathers as the 3 nestlings used my presence to fledge.

    Nesting season is always a source of wonder and education.

    Jerry
     
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    They're so colourful, we have green finches over here but haven't seen any for a few years or more in our garden.
     

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