Friday, March 28, 2008

Our Pheobe Returns!

For the past few years, we have had a pair of Pheobes in our neighborhood. Yesterday, I heard the male singing for the first time this year. The Pheobe is our earliest returning flycatcher, usually returning in the end of March-- a sure sign of spring as the Pheobe feeds mostly on flying insects. Pheobes often nest under bridges or in culverts, near water. Our Pheobes have nested in the rafters under my neighbor's back porch.

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