I was cleaning up the cages today and found that a pair of our finches had a surprise for me. I was ready to toss the eggs because I didn’t think they were fertile, but I was surprised by finding these two baby Continental Chestnut Flanked Whites. They are about 4 or 5 days old now. This is the first day their Mom has let us look in the nest.
This is the first time these two birds have bred together. We were a little concerned about the male: he is missing one foot and we were concerned that he might not be able to breed properly. Needless to say, he has proved this point….