Purple Finches Train Novelist Resa Nelson - Part 2

Resa NelsonNovelsit Resa Nelson continues her story about how the finches in her garden trained her.

 The finches have been nesting on my balcony for years, and it's common to get two nests (at different times) in the same flower basket each spring.  I'm always fascinated by the behavior of each family because they're so different. 

It took the parents a while to train me when to go out and buy a basket (they let me know when they're ready to build a nest), as well as how I've communicated with a mother that I only want to water the plant and not harm the nest or eggs.  

purple finch mother feeding babies 

She was at first upset until I showed her exactly what I was doing, and then it was like watching a light bulb go off over her head and all I had to do from that point on was show the water bottle to her and she would fly off to let me water and stay calm instead of getting upset.



adult purple finch with babies in the nest


To watch the video of 'What happened next' ... to the baby Purple Finches nesting outside her window, click on this link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_0bPKmaVuo


Check out Resa's latest book ' The Lady Of the Absolute' - Out 28 September 2010 at http://resanelson.com/september-28-special-offer/ 

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