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Thursday, April 01, 2004

OT: For The Birds

Some days ago, we noticed a bird in the hanging fern at the entrance to our house. Every time we came in, it would flit off. One day, I stopped by and looked down.. and there was a nest!

Dove eggs?

It's a little grayish-brown bird, maybe a house finch or a small mourning dove. Closer to:

Closeup of finch/dove eggs

Last year, we had house finches nesting in our patio. It was really cool to see the little birds come up and beg for food when the parents flew in! Maybe I should put up a screen so the mama bird isn't so worried about us being nearby when we come and go from the house. Spring has all kinds of surprises!


Comments:
Cool Eggs. I am trying to find out what kind of bird would lay an egg about 1 inch long, light blue, with light brown and dark brown speckles.
Mockingbird?
Thrush? Please post if you have a clue cause I don't!

- young person trying to incubate abandoned eggs
 
There are a number of sites that can help you with that. Here's one. Good luck!
 
if your loking for that egg look at robins or blue js
 
i think i have these birds in my moms hanging basket.they are greyish brown too.Can you tell me what type of bird it is?
 
The link I posted above seems to indicate they're house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus).
 

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