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Question regarding finch nest and eggs (1 Viewer)

Apologies if I have not posted this in the right area. I just created this account and not quite sure where to post. Nine days ago I went to take our Christmas wreath off the front door (I know... April and the wreath is still up). To my surprise there was a little birds next there. I put the wreath back. Over the next few days I watched a little finch (I'm almost sure it's a finch) build her nest and start laying eggs. There are now five eggs. My husband put a small camera up on the inside of our door, so we've been able to see her husband coming to feed her and new eggs arriving. Today, it is very windy. Just a little while ago, the wreath was blown a bit and the nest was moved. She got upset and got her husband and they both came back to inspect. It is still very windy and I can see the wreath being tossed around a little. I would feel so bad if her nest or the wreath was blown down. My question... am I able to secure the wreath and nest for her the next time she leaves the nest? I haven't touched it because I've read they sometimes abandon nests and eggs if they've been touched, but I've also read conflicting information on this. I won't touch it until I know for sure. Just trying to get ahead of this in the event it does blow down. She looks stressed out, I feel bad.
 

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If it were me I would carefully try to put the nest back in the wreath and see what happens.


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delia todd

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Hi Maryann and a warm welcome from me too.

You could try formulating a plan to secure the nest, so you're ready to move immediately both the adults are away. But it would have to be very quick if you were to risk this.

Good luck - please let us know how you get on and if they fledge successfully.

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

Kits

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Welcome to Birdforum! I am sure that you will find lots to interest you here and I hope you enjoy your visits.

If you can secure the wreath securely to the door without disturbing the nest, and can do it quickly, then it is worth a go.
 

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