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House Finch Nest on back patio (1 Viewer)


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Hi everyone! I I'm slightly concerned about the house finches that have built a nest on my back patio. I will be having a get-together for the 4th of July next week.The nest is right above where everyone will be mostly congregating for the day. My hope is that one day won't scare them off and abandon the nest. Usually my husband and I don't hang out in that area too often. Based on my current situation, does it sound like the birds might abandon the nest just based on one day of high traffic? Or does it take more time?

KC Foggin

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It's hard to say. If there are eggs in the nest by the time your guests arrive they might abandon the nest. Possibly they could come back the next day. It's really hard to say. Anyway you could point out to your guests that if they could move down a bit that might help. Could you please give us an update afterwards?

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Hi msilveria and a warm welcome from me too.

I'd try what KC suggests and appeal to your guests to not get too close to the nest. Have a lovely day with your friends.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about.


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Welcome to Birdforum. I hope you enjoy your visits. It is likely that a lot of noise and disturbance will affect the nest.


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I will report a success while I'm waiting on the status of the finches. We have another nest that currently houses baby robins that are about a week and a half old. I'm so excited they they are almost ready to leave the nest! My husband and I made sure to be extra careful around the nest so as not to disturb mama robin doing her thing. It's very cute to see mama robin and papa robin working together to take care of their young!
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