I figured out that Fearless is a female house finch by the markings on her chest.
The male has the pretty rose-colored head and chest.
She really likes strawberries and bananas. I've sprinkled in dandelion seeds, flowers and leaves.
Sweet peppers, apple and cilantro too. She's not interested in the seed mix and still likes
moistened (dry) cat food.
Saturday morning was emotional as we had Fearless's release planned.
I cried tears and my heart flew off when she took off toward the post oak trees.
Well, she decided to stick around all day and I made sure she had many platters
of her favorite foods. She was actually very snuggly and spent a lot of time on Greg's
shoulder and even in my lap! In the evening we brought her back inside.
For the past few days I've placed her on top of a ceiling lamp chain with
post oak branches and leaves for comfortable bedding. lol.
She wouldn't move until the next morning when she heard me move about.
Today she has enjoyed flying to and sitting in our backyard post oak forest,
returning several times for food on the back patio. I can call her and she comes.
I can hear and distinguish her beep from all the spring bird chatter.
I don't know how long all this will last, but I'm enjoying this season.