A photo journal of a house finch nest with chicks

Here is a series of photographs by Alice Anderson of a house finch nest at the office. All photos are by Alice Anderson, unless otherwise noted. Click on an image to enlarge it. We will document the story of this house finch family.

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1st egg laid 12 April 2015
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2nd house finch egg laid 13 April 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3rd house finch egg laid 14 April 2015 (photo by Eric Werner)
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4th egg laid, 15 April 2015
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The Watchful Parents. 15 April 2015
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Momma Finch. 16 April 2015
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1st hatchling. 28 April 2015
House finch nest after first chick hatched. 28 April 2015. Photo by Alice Anderson.
another image of first hatchling. 28 April 2015.
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2nd hatchling. 29 April 2015
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2 eggs still not hatched. 29 April 2015

 

Baby house finches 5 May 2015
Baby house finches 5 May 2015
Baby house finches on 5 May 2015
Baby house finches on 5 May 2015
House finch chicks 8 May 2015
House finch chicks 8 May 2015

SAD ENDING

Saturday, 9 May 2015

At 10:30 a.m. on May 9th, 2015, I found the house finch nest on the ground, with no sign of the birds, or even the unhatched eggs. I presume a cat attacked the nest. So our photo journal ends on a sad note, the house finch family being yet another victim of house cats. Scientists estimate that cats kill a couple billion birds each year in the U.S., and our house finch babies just joined the tally.

 

 

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