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5/10/14

Colored Eggs

 
 
Our finch couple is back for the Spring.  It only takes them about 3 days
to discover my new ferns on the front porch...
 
 
Then, they whistle while they work, until...



(Yes, another cowbird egg this year.  I could never remove it, so we're hoping
for the best.  And, last year everything worked out just fine.)

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17 comments:

Pieni Lintu said...

We don't have those here in Finland but our European Cuckoo bird does the same thing and uses others nests. :D

Tamar SB said...

How cool is that to have right outside your door!

Brandi said...

Wow! Those are beautiful! I've only ever found robins. Happy Mother's day!

Melissa@Natural Beautisms and Flappings in Life said...

Love it! I used to watch birds all the time. Right now I have not been able to do much bird watching unless I am at my mothers. My dogs run everything off.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Awe, lucky you, I would love see a new up close!

Kim Cunningham said...

My daughter would have her nose in your ferns everyday! Those cowbirds sure are sneaks! Hoping for the best!

Sarah Carletti said...

Great find and I do hope the cow bird works out!

Barb Brookbank said...

How wonderful! lovely image! I would have a hard time leaving that egg there - we've been watching some flickers trying to keep cowbirds out of their hole way up in an old dead tree - it's frustrating to me...

Julie Sanborn said...

New follower from the good, random fun blog hop! I just put ferns on my front porch for the first time this year. Maybe I will get lucky and have new neighbors there too! Beautiful photos!!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Spring beauty at it's best!

Buckeroomama said...

That's so cool to have a nest of eggs right outside your door! What a treat for the kiddies. :)

EarlK said...

Great photo of the nest and eggs. It's wonderful that they come year after year.

Pikkupirtin Lotta/Sirpa said...

Birds are singing ALL the time at the moment, it sound great after a long winter :) Summer is coming!!

Sharon said...

How fun -- I bet your boys will enjoy this spring process, too. I have never heard of the cow bird egg. So I learned something from you!

Prairie Jill said...

Beautiful!

Anita Johnson said...

Oh, those cowbirds. I have finally started removing them, as hard as it was to do so... it was easier than finding he original babies hatched and starving. Such a dilemma. Last year I started removing the cowbird eggs from our bluebird boxes and we finally had bluebirds babies for the first time in 3 years. I hope ALL of your babies make it!

Nicolle said...

I love this! And, I always think of you when I see a beautiful fern.