"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Baby bird season continues through the summer

House finch fledgling photo taken Aug. 24, 2014.  J.J. Meyer
Most people think that birds nest only in the spring, but baby bird season continues through the summer.

That's because many species have multiple nests each season. For example, house finches can nest two or three times each season. Mourning doves are particularly prolific; a pair can produce up to a dozen offspring with up to six broods or hatchings per year

It's best to hold off on tree trimming until fall. And even then, it's wise to examine trees and bushes carefully for nests before cutting. Hummingbirds start nesting in Southern California in November.  

And please keep cats indoors. Cats kill billions of birds each year. 

Happy Birding!

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