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We welcomed Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata) to our aviaries in July and the finches have settled in very well. So well in fact that they have been busy breeding. They have been busing building nests and incubating their eggs. The first of those eggs have now hatched and the eldest chicks are nearly ready to fledge. We are thrilled to be able to share a few photos of the new babies. As they fledge, you may spot them stretching their wings as they build up those flight muscles and taking their first few tentative journeys from the nest.

A tangled nest built at the entrance to the nest box rather than inside!

A tangled nest built at the entrance to the nest box rather than inside!

Still a few feathers to grow.

Still a few feathers to grow.

A bit of baby-down showing, but this chick is fully feathered!

A bit of baby-down showing, but this chick is fully feathered!

Nearly ready for fledging!

Nearly ready for fledging!


About Mudchute

Mudchute Park & Farm. One of the largest city farms in London with 32 acres of countryside in the middle of the Isle of Dogs.

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