The Office Nest that has been on the downspout outside my office was used already this year… and the babies just fledged. I looked today and there were no new eggs. Honestly, someone needs to fortify the nest or remodel it… it kinda looks a mess.
However, when I was cleaning the donkey paddock today, I was dive bombed and squawked at non-stop.
Hmmmm. Was there a nest somewhere?
I looked around and lo and behold… a nest! A very NICE nest indeed! This one was constructed like a civil engineer was at the helm. Not only does it have many different materials that are quite impressive, but it includes AND ENTIRE TREE BRANCH, which I found fascinating.
You see, last year, there was a nest in this exact same spot. However, it fell. So, this year, the design engineer added a new support system and I like it!
To top it off, 4 eggs!! This is very exciting.
The only bummer is that I could never get a look at the birds who were pelting me as I cleaned. So I am not sure if they are House Finches. But the eggs look similar so I assume that they are House Finches. We have a lot of them because I feed them all the time. Hubby says that I’m creating a false sense of security but I say that the seeds will always be there unless I die. So there.