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kellie wrote at 2016-06-08 16:12:47
Hello.  I am in Virginia and came across this older post when I was looking for the same answer.  My purple finch nest also has what appears to be two different sets of eggs; the very pale green with brown specks and then a solid color which from a distance looks pale blue or cream. 3 of each.  I was wondering the same because the nest looks too small for 6 babies?  Of course I intended to let them be but was very curious if another bird was trying to invade her nest.


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