I’m trying hard to keep this blog related more to my profession than to just have a personal blog. Some of you my think this is a stretch, but I think it’s pretty legitimate.
I love birds. One of the things I have been bemoaning since moving to this area is that there seems to be a distinct lack of a variety of birds. All I see at my birdfeeder regularly are pigeons, sparrows, starlings, and squirrels. (I don’t intentionally feed the pigeons and squirrels.)
Last week, I noticed some finches, which I think are house finches, scoping out my balcony at work. Today, they are trying to build a nest in a light cover. (If I didn’t scare them off by putting out some nesting materials for them when they had left. They returned before I could get off the balcony and saw me. They checked their nest and what I had changed on the balcony, then flew away again. I hope they return.)
Is there any problem with me feeding them at work? I’ve noticed birdfeeders elsewhere on campus, so I wouldn’t be the only one doing it. Does anyone else feed birds at work?
Does anyone know anything about finches?