Three of the six finch eggs hatched. A day or two ago I checked and it appeared that at least one of the baby birds was no longer alive This morning I checked and the nest is completely empty except for one live baby. No egg shells, and no sign of the other two baby birds. Does the mother clean it out or something? There are no shells or anything on the ground below either.
In other animal news, make sure your dog never eats grapes. Sunday night Lila ate probably a pound of grapes that had accidentally been left out, and she's been in the animal hospital ever since. She was in kidney failure within a couple hours of consumption. Twenty-four hours ago the news was not at all good, and we were mentally preparing for the possibility of having to put her down. We went to visit her last night, thinking it might be one of the last times we saw her.
This morning she has amazed everyone by being completely normal. It doesn't appear that there is any lasting damage, and she should come home this afternoon (some $700+ later). So, it seems that everything will end well, but don't risk it, grapes are dog poison!