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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Expecting




I've had a cute little House Finch couple in our yard
all spring and summer.  I've watched the lady every day
in the feeder and noticed she had quite a big belly 
on her this week.  Then she suddenly disappeared.
He's been around quite a bit more lately.
I bet she's sitting on her nest now
and he's bringing dinner to her.  Aw.

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64 comments:

  1. Oh, that's so neat! Do you know where the nest is? It would be so awesome to get baby bird shots when they hatch . . . IF they'd let you!

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    1. No, I don't know! It would be so fun, but I imagine it's very high up to stay away from the cats. I thought she looked so cute with her belly dragging. I remember that feeling. ha.

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    2. Yes: that about-to-pop-belly is definitely a sensation when does not forget!

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  2. How wonderful! I hope they built their nest far away from the contingency of cats. Felines are not friends of feathered folks.

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    1. I have noticed that they do! Smart birds!

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    2. So much for being a bird brain, huh?

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    3. Ooh...good one! You must have had your Wheaties this morning!
      Oh wait, not all that gluten. You must have had...coffee? ha.

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    4. I had coffee, yes.
      And I was naughty today. Breakfast was an ice cream sandwich.
      :0)

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    5. Yum. :) I had a klondike bar after dinner. Does that count? ha. I love dessert for breakfast...but I was good today and had a grapefruit.
      Maybe that helps me deserve the klondike bar tonight. lol.

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    6. I think if one eats grapefruit for breakfast a reward is almost a necessity.
      :0)

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    7. I totally agree! I might do it again tomorrow! haha.

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  3. Aw - she's a cutie. I hope he is spoiling her.

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    1. Isn't she? I thought she was adorable, and obviously pregnant when she was in the feeder with the other skinny girls.

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    1. Hi, Adam! She is pretty sweet, isn't she? :)

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    1. Thank you, Christian! She was a cooperative model, that's for sure. :)

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  6. Aww love this couple! And she is cute
    Isn't adorable when someone spoiled you?

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    1. Yes, although it's been a looong time since I felt spoiled. haha.

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    2. Me too ah dear we spoiled others:)
      That is we make!

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    1. Well, thanks, Ed. Isn't she cute and fat and sassy? :)

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    2. Yes, looks as though he is a gourmet chef and is spoiling her something rotten . . . lol

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    3. She's not full of food, she's full of eggs! :)

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    4. Then he has served her very well:)

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  8. And, of course, when I read your headline, before I scrolled down to see the photo, I thought "OH MY - is Lauren pregnant?" Don't do that to me!!! :-) *heart returning to normal now*

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  9. Awww - she's awfully cute! Hope you see some little ones around soon.

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    1. I did see some baby finches a few weeks ago! So sweet. They were already grown up looking!

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  10. Nice shot and diagnosis Betsy.

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    1. Thank you, Frank! I appreciate your visit!

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  11. Sweet photo. Enjoy your Sat. night.

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    1. Thanks, Mildred. ...she was sweet alright!

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  12. Sitting on the eggs waiting to hatch
    Then you will have a whole new batch
    At least no snip snip needs to come due
    For them at your zoo lol

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    1. Harder to catch than a cat!
      I am very sure of that!

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    2. Could use a cat
      To catch them stat

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    3. Well, that's one way to control the population
      although I was thinking of the snip snip intervention.
      haha.

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  13. Hope you're able to get pictures of the babies when they appear :-)

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    1. That would be so much fun. I think it's only happened once here when a couple nested in my hanging basket. I'll have to see if I can see where the dad goes when he leaves the feeder. :)

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  14. Has your wren found a lady-love yet?

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    1. I have heard him only a few times throughout the neighborhood. He isn't in our yard incessantly calling anymore. Hopefully he found someone to love!

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  15. It's interesting that you noticed the female's belly like that. It may be a few more weeks before you see the youngsters out of the nest.

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    1. I normally probably wouldn't have except that she was ALWAYS eating! And compared to the other females, she was so much rounder. That belly covered her feet! So cute.

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    1. She sure is! And I really enjoyed your entry, too!

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  17. then your zoo is expanding once again...ha.
    i dont know if i ever have noticed a pregnant bird...

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    1. What? The Gawker has never noticed? Ha. It's the robins that I think are most noticeable. Sometimes they loose an egg just hopping along the ground!

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  18. Great shot of the sweet House Finch! Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! So far it's been great! Haven't gotten out of bed yet, though. Ha.

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  19. What a great time of year for us birders!! And such an extraordinary image...so close up and personal!! Wonderful.

    Thank you, for linking up this weekend. Much appreciated.

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    1. Thanks, Anni! Sometimes it's hard to see them in the trees with all the foliage! But sometimes we get lucky and they pose out in the open. Ha.

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  20. Wow, how exciting to have the sweet lady finch close to you♡♡♡ You made me really jealous p;) I DO hope she and her babies (maybe) are OK!
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thanks Miyako! Just a humble little finch...nothing like those birds you show us every week! ha.

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  21. Sweet shot of this pretty little finch.

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    1. Thanks, Pat...she is a sweet little thing!

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  22. Sounds as though you will be having babies soon! xx

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    1. I might not see their nest, but it's always fun to see them brought to the feeder when they're a little older as they are taught to eat for themselves. always love that.

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  23. Hi Betsy - I hope she's sitting happily keeping her eggs warm and cosy .. lovely photo - cheers Hilary

    PS enjoyed you as Pink Cloud too ... H

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    1. I'm sure she is....now it's just a waiting game!

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  24. Was I the only one that thought you were going to be a grandmother. Of a human baby! Ha!

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    1. Suza thought that, too! haha....nope...just to birds! lol....

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