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Nesting Nests

May 20th, 2010

  1. Spring Felt Eggs and Twig Nest by plytextiles
  2. Finchlings (original artwork) by annarubyking
  3. Nesting Poppy Bowls in Honey and Red by clearmountaincraft
  4. Finch Rubber Stamp by norajane
  5. Black Finch Tree T-shirt by boygirlparty
  6. Finches Recycled Vinyl Record Silhouette Necklace by RandomPrefect
  7. The House Finch Bobby Pin by frinci

In early April, I mentioned how the robin who built a nest in our front porch last Spring had returned to her nest, right? Well, it turned out that the bird who nested there this year was actually a different Mama… and in fact a different species! I’m no ornithologist, but I think it was a type of finch. The finch was a lot more skittish than the robin was — and flitted away within seconds everytime we came in or out the front door; there was no way of snapping any photos.

We could tell that the finch had actually built her own nest within the robin’s, so we could see the edges of her smaller home peeking up above the original. Nesting nests! Who knew that different types of birds recycles homes?

And then we went away to California… and missed all the action. By the time we got back in early May, all that was left was another empty nest with loads of bird poop around it. Our neighbours told us it had been a very cute and active couple of weeks. Dangit!

So no updates or photos… the above collection is an etsy-based ode to the family we missed out on seeing: some lovely finchy, nestful goodies. Enjoy!

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It’s a zoo in here!

June 19th, 2009

As some of you know, we rescued a bumblebee a little while ago. The latest visitor to our humble abode is here for a longer stay… This sweet mama robin has set up house right in the nook of our front porch:

I’m pretty astounded that she chose this exact spot, since it’s relatively high-traffic. Even if we tiptoe in or out, she still sometimes startles and leaves; we’ve been afraid that she might abandon eggs or babies, so we’ve become pretty stealthy with our exits and entries!

And yahoo, here is an amazing shot that John managed to catch with his schmancy camera-on-a-monopod while Mom was out hunting:

I can’t believe how cute these buggers are with their tufty eyebrows and teeny wing/arms. It’s hard not to emit an ‘awwww’ when we see their little heads peep up for food.

More updates to come!

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