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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Purple Finch in My Purple Flowers ...

Every year, right on schedule, I get a big basket of flowers for Mother's Day and within a day or so of hanging them on the front porch, a bird promptly builds a nest in the flowers. 

Which gives the kids a great view of the eggs as they hatch and the naked baby birds grow feathers and eventually fly away. 

We've had several different types of birds build a nest in the basket over the years.  One year - we even had a bird push the eggs out of the nest and lay her own eggs in the nest for the other bird to raise. 

This year - purple finches have moved into the neighborhood.


Shonni said...

How fun to watch your little visitors!!!

Kim said...