Monthly Archives: March 2014

Finch Update 23-03-2014

All five Gouldian Finches have fledged and are progressing well.  Some of them still require feeding by their parents but they are increasingly fossicking for seed on the aviary floor and visiting the seed bowl.  It will be many months before I can work out what is what (in terms of males and females).  The parents have already relined the nest and laid more eggs (I had hoped to remove the nest box before this happened as I didn’t want to stress them with multiple clutches this season but they beat me to it).

My pair of Painted Finches have constructed an elaborate nest in a wicker basket.  I cannot tell if there are any eggs in there but there always seems to be a parent on duty so I am optimistic.