Before flying, the young often climb into adjacent plants, and usually fledge at about 11 to 19 days after hatching. Dandelion seeds are among the preferred seeds fed to the young. Contrary to the way most birds, even ones with herbivorous leanings as adults, tend to feed their nestlings animal matter in order to give them the protein necessary to grow, house finches are one of the few birds who feed their young only plant matter.
Great selection of photographs.
Thank you very much, Susan. 🙂
They are lovely little bird! Excellent pictures!!
I have photographed them in California… one or two pictures are there in my flickr photostream 🙂
Thank you, Indira. Do you come to California often? 🙂
Not a regular visitor…when there is an official need 🙂
Beautiful pictures. What a lovely little fledgling. Your birds are way ahead of ours, I haven’t seen any kids yet. Probably none as cute as yours. 🙂
Thank you very much, Lisa. 🙂
Beautiful captures of these tiny birds HJ 🙂
Thanks so much, Ashley. 🙂
Molto gradite, e piaciute, le immagini di questi variopinti volatili…
Grazie mille. Un saluto. 🙂
Great photos, I love watching these little birds. So colorful. 🙂
Thanks a lot, Sandra. I do too! 🙂
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