Return of the Eastern Phoebe

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I took a break before starting supper and went out in the yard to listen for birds. There should be several species migrating. A phoebe (a flycatcher) repeated its name from a perch I couldn’t find in the catalpa.

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The phoebe flew to the trees by the barn.

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They were still almost impossible to find in all the foliage.

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And then …. and then …. one phoebe landed on the edge of the barn roof. Its song was a rendition of “fee bee, fee bay.

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They nested in the barn three years ago. The nest was in a convenient place on the side of a rafter where I could take pictures of the young ones.

My fingers are crossed, hoping they will nest here again.

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I took this picture in 2013.

 

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Glad you found the phoebe, there is nothing more annoying than hearing a bird and not sighting it.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Therese on May 7, 2016 at 2:13 am

    Such a pretty little bird!
    Here’s hoping!

    Reply

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