About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

First babies of the season

Keep your eyes peeled for the first babies of the season at the feeders. Yesterday I had a family of House Finches at the feeders. Daddy was eating the No-mess birdseed blend and the babies were looking on and begging for food. They were out of luck. Daddy told them their begging days were over and it was time for them to eat like big birds.

Some baby birds look exactly like the parents but you can still tell they are babies by their constant fluttering and begging. House Finch young look similar to the females except for the fluffy head plumes that stick up like unwieldy cowlicks on little kids or fuzzy antennae.
Watch the adorable video from: https://youtu.be/q_fVSSaAxug
Related Articles:
Funny looking birds showing up at the feeder http://strange-birds.html
Time to Change: Young splotchy red House Finch http://young-splotchy-red-finch.html
House Finch feeding his baby http:/house-finch-feeding-his-baby.html
Compare House Finches and Purple Finches http://bit.ly/oOogOf
Why male and females are a different color http://bit.ly/ueILUf
Baby cardinal with two distinctive head feathers http://goo.gl/J0isco
Remove all winter wreaths before finches begin nesting in them http://goo.gl/OeyOS

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