In addition to the deer that regularly graze at our all-you-can-eat salad bar (also known as our backyard), we have a pair of little birds that every spring decide to make their nest on top of our front porch light. I don't know if it is the same two birds or not, but every year there is a new nest in the exact same spot, just outside our front door, on top of our porch light.
This fall, we replaced the light -- but that did not deter our feathered friends. Sure enough, sometime in March, they returned.
I have been watching the pair for weeks now (as have our two cats), and yesterday after lunch I could not resist taking a peak inside the nest, making sure not to get too close.
And here is what I spied.
Eggs! At least three of them. And such a pretty blue-green color! (Though they seemed awfully large to be made by such a little bird.)
I also did a little research and am 99% certain that our nesting pair (pictured below) are House Finches. (Which would make sense as they are nesting on our house.)
[I tried to get a photograph of the two love birds together, but they were most uncooperative.]
Could it be that spring has finally come to the Northeast? (Though it is rainy and in the 40s here today. Ugh.)