O.K. to be honest, these days are give or take a day since I don't know exactly when these little guys hatched. Oh, and please forgive me if these images aren't the best. The nest is about 6 ft off the ground and in an awkward position. If I stand tippy-toe, I can just see the heads of these guys peaking over the top of the nest. Since I don't want to disturb the area any more than necessary, I am taking these shots as quickly as I can holding the camera above my head, pointing into the nest, and shooting blindly. All that considered, I think they turn out pretty good.
Day 8In these pictures, and previous pictures as well, I find it fascinating that you can actually see what they have been eating/been fed through the thin skin in their neck. We have a bird feeder very close to this nest which has assorted seeds. It's obvious to me that mom has been feeding from them from it. At this point 5 chicks are still visible.
Day 11Starting to get some true feathers now. I took these pics this morning after a night of rain. Look at all the poo around the edges. I have heard this is typical behavior for house finches. However, it makes me want to keep my distance. I can clearly make out 4 birdies, not sure if we've lost one, or if it is hiding in the jumble of feathers.