Friday, 30 May 2014

Phoebe babies have hatched!

They began May 1st, by May 7th it looks like a cosy nest! It's hard work! The first egg was laid May 12th. They began to hatch May 29th. Two I managed to capture on the video.

All About Birds compares bird eggs
Phoebe laid 5 eggs 

Snake scope videos: A bit wobbly. I'm trying to improve my skills, it is tricky work! It is easier once they are poking their little heads up!

Incubation Period: 15–16 days  and the Nestling Period: 16–20 days

Phoebe May 29 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
We have two babies hatched!

Phoebe eggs from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Here she is, brave little trooper and fabulous bug eater! She has laid 5 eggs again this year. Firstly, the fabulous home: the shed, then Phoebe with nesting materials in its mouth. Finally, a shot with my Snake Scope! She is so close to the rafters, it's hard to video. Not to mention the 3 million mosquitoes in the shed!


eileeninmd said...

I love their cute sounds. Wonderful videos.. Happy Weekend!

Red said...

They make rapid progress after they hatch.

William Kendall said...

Boy, you can hear the mosquitoes!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Awwww.... the good mother! So sweet.

Hilary said...

That's wonderful. How exciting to have them grow right there. I do believe you are right about the "mystery" bird I snapped a while back. It is indeed one of these lovely Phoebes. Thank you for the ID.

Kay L. Davies said...

How brave of you, Jenn. I could hear all those mosquito noises on the video. I'm not sure I'd go in there!
The hatchlings are so homely they're cute, as my mother used to say.
Looking forward to more reports and photos.
Luv, K