male building a nest with out a female
7 weeks ago, a little zebra finch showed up on my porch. I live in Washington. He has been here everyday since. Made himself right at home, loves the bird bath etc. The weather has started to get cold dipping into the low 30’s and high 20’s. Everyone said, you should give him a nest, I said no, they only use nests for eggs. Well! This little guy built himself a nest! It’s huge! Not sure if he’s hoping to get lucky with an american finch or what?!?! Poor little guy, I think will be sadly disappointed. But he will be nice and warm! Ever heard of this? It’s almost November. I did read that they will breed after heavy rains, maybe that’s what brought on the nest building? I know he can puff up his feathers just like the rest, so I wasn’t really worried about him getting cold. The whole nest thing just has me baffled! Thanks for reading and your thoughts.