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Re: Wild Finches

Posted by Lori on 6/18/06
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    On 6/27/05, pdcjd wrote:
    > thanks for your help. we have seen that the mom has been
    > coming and going so i think they will be ok. the birds in the
    > area seem to love the front of my house. last summer we had a
    > birnest in the front flower bed on a climbing rose bush tower
    > just outside the front window. we also kept an eye on it.
    all
    > hatched and flew off. it was a great experience for the girls
    > to be able to watch. i get a little concerned for them all
    > though since there are so many loose cats in the area.
    >
    >
    >
    > On 6/25/05, Robin P. wrote:
    >> Depending on the type of species,it may be illegal for you to
    >> bring the babies in and care for them.
    >> If the mother does not come back,call animal control or the
    >> humane society in your area,they can give you the number of a
    >> licensed rehabber that can pick them up and knows how to take
    >> care of them.

    This is so neat ... I've been having this same experience ... I
    have finches nesting in a plastic hanging plant on my 3rd floor
    balcony (apt. complex). They are fun to watch. I knew they
    liked that plant, but I had no idea they were nesting in it ...
    my fiance who is over 6 ft tall told me there was a nest one day
    and I got on a chair to see it ... NO TOUCHING!! :) I got on a
    chair to see it one other day and noticed they had 3 eggs in
    there. I think that was Friday when I saw that. She's
    incubating now and we try not to disturb her,but that's our
    smoking patio .. :( They were hanging out there for a long time
    building the nest before they actually laid eggs, so surely they
    knew to expect us out there once in a while. Isn't nature just
    incredible!?