I've been watching these 2 baby birds since they were eggs in this nest. They're in the forest preserve behind my house, where I walk with Shasta in the morning. They are goldfinches--I know because mama was scolding me this morning for getting too close with my camera!
They will soon be ready to fly the nest. I so admire how this nest was built. It's only in some large reed-like plants by the water. And yet the nest has endured storms and high winds; it's solidly supported in the vee of this plant.
When they are ready, all they need do is fly across the pond to our backyard for some tasty thistleseed in our feeders. I'm sure mama will teach them that!