Return of the Eastern Phoebes

Increased activity by the Eastern Phoebes out back told me they were likely nesting under the tractor lean-to again. Each time I went out to take a peak, the adult flew off. Since I was in camera mode yesterday I took another look and found a nest full of baby phoebes!

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Last year’s nest was enhanced with fresh down, moss and grass and was now home to a clutch of babies. I spied three beaks, but suspect there might be one or two more hiding in there.

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Mama was not happy with my interference, so I didn’t stay long!

Check out last year’s Eastern Phoebes:
June 25, 2013: Nesting Eastern Phoebes
June 13, 2013: Baby Phoebes
June 17, 2013: First Flight

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2 Responses to Return of the Eastern Phoebes

  1. Helen says:

    What a lovely nest they have! We have them here in Southern CT bit I have never seen their nest before. Thanks for sharing!

  2. George says:

    I used to saw lumber years ago and for years a pheobe had a nest in the rafters right over the saw blade. I would see her sitting on the nest and later watch her feeding the babies. She couldn’t have cared less if I was there.

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