Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Nest Full...

...of baby Eastern Phoebes. Count them, if you can. There are five of them nesting in a mudded nest on top of one of our porch columns. They are the first of the flycatchers to nest in Spring mudding their nests to the wall and tops of columns, especially under bridges. They have two nest fulls every Spring, guess that is because they start so early. Our first nest full of five just up and died, it was weird, but all these little babies seem to be healthy and will soon be leaving the nest. Mom and dad work tirelessly sitting on tree branches catching bugs as they fly by and they take turns flying to the nest to feed the little birds. Needless to say, they have made a huge mess on my porch, but I can clean it up when they are gone. Happy Sunday to you All!!



4 comments:

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh my! Your photos of the nest and baby birds are just amazing! The little ones definitely look healthy and fit! Thanks for sharing these!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

How cute!

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Is'nt it wonderful to have the native birds so close.We have lots in our Melbourne backyard when we leave out wildseed - Rosellas, Magpies, Galahs, Cockatoos, King Parrots... and they all have a heirarchy. The big guys are the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos. Watch out when they are around! Big bullies!
Irene x

Flax and Spindle said...

So so beautiful, thanks for sharing that!