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.
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.