Last week in Hilton Head SC I spent a great deal of time watching a pair of finches build a nest on our deck. It was fascinating to watch so close. Yes I know, simple things amuse simple minds, but I was a golf widow all week and I'm not really a beach person.
|Mr. Phineas Finch|
Same routine each time over and over all day. They flew in together and he would sit up beside her (you can almost see his beak to the left above) for just a few minutes and then he would fly down to the bannister and sit and sing while she worked on the nest. Then she would fly down and sit beside him for a minute and fly off with him right behind her. Every time I moved near the window they would fly away. It took forever to get these pics.
Friday morning momma was sitting on her eggs! Mr. wasn't anywhere around.
Here's a brief video of Mr. Finch's song. Sorry for the blurriness of him. Just close your eyes and listen :)