This is how The House finch nest looked when I first discovered it in the evergreen tree in the back yard. Five little eggs in a nest.
A week later, there were five little birds that looked like a fluffy dandelion. They had survived several severe storms with high winds. I couldn’t believe that they weren’t blown out of the nest! It’s amazing that something so little and fragile could survive.
They are almost 2 weeks old and it won’t be long before they fly. That will be a good thing, I never knew nor had I given it any thought as to what they do with their waste. A wren and all cavity nesting birds keep their nest very clean by carrying out the fecal sac and depositing it away from the nest. The nesting birds, like House finches, the parent eats the fecal sac for about five days, then after that the chicks deposit the sac on the edge of the nest. Did you know this?