Last year we discovered that our front porch was a pleasing and safe place for our local house finchs to build their nests. We watched them build their nest, grow up, and fly away.
That was before the age of the digital camera in our house.
This year we had the wherewithall to track the development of this little family from nest through eggs to flying. The birds started building the nest in late March, and it was empty by the beginning of May.
It’s pretty amazing how fast nature operates sometimes, and perhaps you can get a tiny sense of that here.