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Friday, March 27, 2009

Waiting for Phoebes

We are waiting for our Eastern Phoebes to arrive. Even though we still have snow here in spots, spring is approaching and the weather will be in the 50's tomorrow. Phoebes are due to arrive any day now. One of the most fun things about this time of year, is that it is so full of expectations for us. So many birds will be migrating and arrive in the next 2 months. We have opened our barn doors (phoebes have nested there the past 4 years), and put out the welcome mat.

7 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful picture,and yes,spring is a magical time.Each day brings new birds.Can it get better than that?
Blessings,Ruth

Eric said...

I heard my year's first Phoebe yesterday down here in central Jersey. They'll be up there soon!

Anonymous said...

Saw my first one today in central NJ.

g beetham

Nolan said...

Our first Phoebe showed up in Falls Church VA this week. It went straight back to the EXACT same spot in which it nested last year. They seem to be on their way north.

Westmoreland Sanctuary said...

The phoebes are on their way! I saw my first one Fri afternoon here in southern NY.

Anonymous said...

We had an Eastern Phoebe couple move in to our area in East TN at the tail end of winter. They are building a nest on top of our outdoor speaker under the deck. They are fun to watch with their wagging tails and their insect-catching acrobatics!

MCM Voices said...

I had been out in Michigan the last week of March, but as soon as I got back to western MA, Monday morning (30 March), the phoebes were waiting. It is always so thrilling to hear them!

Mary McK.