Sunday, July 26, 2009

Phoebes: Part 2

It occurred to me yesterday as I was cleaning up bird crap from the new concrete floor that I hadn't mentioned anything about the phoebes return. Phoebes frequently have more than one batch of babies over a summer, and ours are true to form. About a week after all birds, babies and parents, vacated the house, the parents came back, reassembled a new nest and, before I knew it, filled it with three more eggs. Those eggs hatched some time over the last few days, and now the parents are in and out with food. Their means of exit are dwindling, however; I've got all but two windows installed. There's the big slider opening, two door openings, and the not yet closed in eaves. The last batch of baby phoebes flew away in a couple weeks.

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