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Colorado finch tragedy

This is good work, and sad, where a web cam views a finch nest… and a predatory Blue Jay, and a survivor baby finch. (I think they're "house finches".)

Not pretty, but here.

To see the survivor learn to fly in a hurry, check here.

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alek says:

Here's an update on the Finch/Blue Jay saga in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado.
So I was hanging out on our back deck last night … and all of a sudden, the normal "chirp, chirp, chirp" became much louder and piercing. My wife (who has much better eyes than me) came out as she also wondered what the heck was up.
Then we saw a Blue Jay come flying out of a nearby tree. Damn, the Baby-Finch Killer had struck again.
But Wait!
The racket continued at a feverish pitch … and then we saw a larger bird (with something in its talons) being chased by … two Blue Jays – sorry, no pictures as it happened in an instant. My wife believes it was some sort of small Hawk that was flying off with a baby Blue Jay!
Once again, this is nature (which can be cruel) … and a graphic example of why it's good to be on top of the food chain.

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Many birds in other families are also commonly called "finches", including some species in the very similar-looking waxbills or estrildid finches (family Passeridae, subfamily Estrildinae) of the Old World tropics and Australia; several groups of the bunting and American sparrow family (Emberizidae); and Darwin's finches of the Galapagos