Our newest residents...
Eastern Phoebe is a flycatcher...
Just a few weeks ago, when my severe midback arthritis pain did not permit me to bike,
I started walking the wood trail through our wood garden.
I left through the front door and noticed a broken bird egg on the tiles in our front porch...
Looking up, I spotted the nest, on the ledge above our Vintage Woodworks...
Clever, as it is rather high!
On May 23, I captured its resident...
It turned out to be the Eastern Phoebe, a fly catcher.
We sure were thrilled knowing what it was!
Here I spotted both; male and female Eastern Phoebe.
You hear our senior kitty Dido in the background, as I captured them through our dining room window.
Here it is on the railing and I love its eyes.
Insect eaters, so they catch also mosquitoes; a bonus to have them around!
Just like our tiny bats on the driveway side, behind the gable vent.
We have had lots of heavy rain and since I have to get up often during the night due to my kidney problems, I noticed that the Eastern Phoebe was high up on the nest.
Pieter mentioned, maybe there are chicks in it?
So today I took the lightweight aluminum ladder from the garage and brought it upstairs.
Looked inside the nest, with my iPhone on selfie setting...
Guess there are four babies, 3 beaks are visible but the other is moving as well.
Thrilled to have them!
Are you having any birds nesting around your home?