Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Phoebe hatchling progress - they've flown the coop!

Phoebe from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I can see at least 4 Phoebe hatchlings. This is my last video of them, taken yesterday, the 16th.
I'm not sure how many there were in total, but there were 5 eggs.
They have fledged and they left today! I shall miss them. Alway out and about on the trellis, in the trees, singing prettily.
Here is my data record from Bird Studies Canada. Eggs laid May 12- 15. Hatched May 29  = 17 days. Fledging period: May 29 - June 17 = 20 days.

UPDATE: Today, the day after, Phoebe is out and about checking out nesting sites, including a shelf I attached to the house, preparing for a new brood! Very exciting.


Christine said...

sad and yet, that's life!

William Kendall said...

Good for them!

TexWisGirl said...

the video wouldn't play through for me (my connection is dreadful) but we have a 2nd brood about ready to fledge in our barn, too. :)

eileeninmd said...

They are so cute. It must be sad to see them leave.. great video.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
...another awwwwwww-ful moment... YAM xx