Monday, September 1, 2014

Life Too ...

It's not all death out there in our yard.

Sometimes it is life. New life.

When we were first touring the property the previous owners pointed out an eastern phoebe nest, ...

... above the light fixture on our shed.

After we bought the place I climbed up a ladder and took four shots. I didn't want to spend too much time up there, as mom (seen just below and right of center in the image below, click to bigafy) was none too happy about me being there.

As far was we know all four chicks fledged. We went away for a few weeks and when we got back the nest was empty. For awhile we saw young phoebes about the yard, but they've all gone now. Hopefully they'll return next year, and we can watch the young from hatchling to fledgeling.

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