Faith Grows

A few posts back, I reported that we had a house finch who built her nest in our front porch wreath.

At that time, we discovered three tiny eggs  tucked deep inside her oval home.

But it seems our little one, known to us as the Finch of Faith, has been very, very busy.  She now has six!  

My mom did a little research on house finches. She read the female deposits two to six blue-white eggs that hatch within 12 to 16 days. The young fledgings fledge (a verb meaning “to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity “)  11 to 19 days after hatching. The pair usually produces two broods in a season and often returns to the same nest.  So perhaps we’ll be seeing another family of birdies after these have hatched and taken off on their journey into the big, wide world.

How exciting for us!  Promises of new life to come is just what we need now.

Here’s to our Finch of Faith.  May we see one another through, from the worst of times to the best of times.

From Marshall, here’s wishing you 平安 (ping ahn), Peace, for your day.


 


 

About connieinchina

I have been in the Asia region for 18 years as an English language teacher. 13 of those have been spent with the Amity Foundation, a Chinese NGO that works in all areas of development for the Chinese people. Amity teachers are placed at small colleges throughout China as instructors of English language majors in the education field. In other words, my students will one day be English teachers themselves in their small villages or towns once they graduate. Currently, this is my second year in Guangxi Province at the 3-year college, Guangxi Normal University for Nationalities. The college is located in smalltown longzhou, 1 hour from the Vietnam border.
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