Friday, 30 July 2010

Goldfinch nest in Apple Tree!

Seeing I don't get out much it's all going in our garden!! We had a goldfinch nest in the apple tree which meant we couldn't prune the tree until they'd all left the nest. The eggs take 11 days to hatch and the young fly after 13 days and there are 1-3 broods. It was packed in really tight in a folk in the branches.
Well, we had to cut the new growth back as it was 2 months late doing it, so the nest was brought down as it was the end of the breeding season, if left in tree it would have rotted.
I will give it to our Primary School in September to show the children, even though I warn you, it's a bit messy!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Lucky you having a nest right in your garden, the birds who visit my garden nest mainly in trees behind my house on a railway embankment. I do get quite a few cute fledgelings in the garden though :)