Monday, 6 May 2013

Phoebe is nesting again!


I don't know who remembers phoebe from last year.

The
This phoebe hit the window last year. 
phoebes built their nest in the tree house!

Nest building time!
I had to block the doorway and put up chicken wire to keep the dang cats out.

This year, they've chosen the shed (see the final photo!). A much better placement, and hopefully above the reach of the kitties, all four of them.
Isn't it beautiful? Lots of soft, damp moss.

Nice placement!
S/he was upset with me!

Handsome bird


Kept looking over its shoulder at me!
 
So tough to capture an inflight photo!
The shed - she is nesting under the left

19 comments:

Olga said...

I just love the phoebe? phoebe? phoebe! tweet. It really says "spring" to me.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful bird and great nest builders!

W. Latane Barton said...

Sure hope the phoebes are safe this year and have a happy family and come back again next year.

Judy said...

Is that what they look like!! I hear them all the time! Looks like a much safer home this summer!

Karen said...

They are back nesting right over my front door again. It's a bit of a nuisance, but we let them have one litter then we discourage them.

Red said...

Phoebes are often overlooked because they are so very quiet. I see very few here.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I guess they know that you will take care of them!

Gracie O'Tripp said...

What a sweet little bird. I have never seen a phoebe.

Karen said...

How wonderful to have them nesting so near!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

We have one rare phoebe here! I love your story of the nest.

Sleepshort said...

How lovely.
It looks like they've chosen a better plot this year.
Very sweet post. Thanks for this.
By the way, could I please have the details of the architect who designed your shed. It's grander than my home.
Have a nice week.

Sleepshort said...

How lovely.
It looks like they've chosen a better plot this year.
Very sweet post. Thanks for this.
By the way, could I please have the details of the architect who designed your shed. It's grander than my home.
Have a nice week.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots of your birds!

eileeninmd said...

The phoebe is a sweet bird. Lucky you to have them nesting nearby! Great post.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Very fantastic photos. Thank you for sharing.

Dana said...

Very sweet!

Have a great Tuesday. ☺

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sophie A. said...

Fantastic posting, thanks for sharing.

Rusty said...

Those phobes are inquisitive little birds. When it starts to get too hot in my Retreat I leave the door open - and before I know it a couple of these characters will fly inside just to check things out. Need I say I spread all sorts of seed outside for them. :))