Finch Cam!  »

Live Broadcasting by Ustream

All week I’ve had these two birds hanging out outside my office window (literally two feet from my desk) hanging out in the overgrown ivy and twittering the old-fashioned way. These industrious (and romantic!) fellows are house finches, and they are a mated pair, building a nest!

Today I remembered we had an old iSight laying around from before they were built into every computer. And I’ve been watching it ever since! Before I hear any complaints, yes this is the best angle I could get. And I don’t want to stick my hand out there to move the ivy aside and risk disturbing them more than I already have. But I figure once they lay some eggs in their new home this angle will be ideal.

The finches (Mr. and Mrs. Atticus) seem to be most active in the morning: flying around gathering nest material, and hanging out singing on the nearby telephone wire. Then they disappear from 1:00 or so on. Where do they go? Happy hour??

blog comments powered by Disqus
Tumblr » powered Sid05 » templated