We have a pair of house finches who built a nest in our hanging fuschia basket on our deck. This is the second pair to do so this season, and it’s fun to watch the babies hatch and grow and learn to fly (and to have to get up at 4:30 in the morning to shut the window because the high-pitched cheeping is very loud!). Now you know the context for the following conversation:
Hubby: Why are the parent finches so thin?
Me: Because they puke up all of their food when they feed their babies and don’t get any nutrients.