The babies are growing! I figured it’s time for an update, so here are some pictures.
House Finch Babies
I did a bit of research on house finches using our favorite bird website, All About Birds, which is by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I would highly recommend this website to anyone interested in learning more about birds! I found that the house finch……….
- Has recently been introduced to the eastern U.S. from western North America where its native habitat is desert, grasslands, chaparral, and open woodlands.
- Frequents bird feeders, and also frequently nests on or near buildings, sometimes even on front door wreaths (which we had happen here on our own front door two years ago 🙂 ).
- Has a nestling period of 12 – 19 days, (so our little birds will soon be flying the nest.)
- Is one of the few species of birds that feeds its young exclusively plant foods.
For better images of the differences between male and female house finches, visit the above website.
We named the bull calf Ferdinand, with fondness for the children’s book, Ferdinand by Munro Leaf.
The heifer calves needed to be “F” names too, so they are Flossie and Florie. They are identical, but we’ve learned ways to tell them apart.
For the original posts on both the calf triplets and the newly hatched baby birds, click on these links: