Tuesday, April 27, 2010

blue peeps

This beautifully perfect home that resides on top of one of our pillars was created by a very small House Finch couple. It took them 2 weeks to get it just right and now momma finch sits atop these 4 teeny eggs. They are no bigger than your pinkie finger nail and the nest is the size of a tea cup saucer, something my macro lens distorts. I love that their eggs are blue and have tiny black specks. The nest is quite deep and hides the momma completely when she settles in. Northern female house finches are brown with black and white feathers and the males have a bright red head. They both have red beaks and we have them here by the hundreds. This momma leaves every now and then, I imagine out looking for her man to tell him to hurry home with lunch or dinner. I look forward to hearing the sound of little peeps sometime soon :)

*male finch picture not taken by me


Wanda said...

I feel like I need to whisper this is such a delicate and private scene. So I will leave quietly.
Love and Hugs

Deb said...

What a gorgeous find. One summer, all three arbours in our garden had nesting birds - two with Doves and one with baby Robins & it was wonderful ♥ We could only use one door to enter and exit our home mind you as we didn't want to disturb them :-)

Angela said...

momma those pics are awesome! can't wait to come play on the farm with you!! :)

Walter Helena said...

Gorgeous photos; thank you for sharing!

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fullsoulahead.com said...

so sweet!