Date: 7/12/11 Time: 12:23 Weather: Sunny Location: the backyard
*Phoebes’ nest under our porch
*baby phoebes in the nest
*baby phoebes calling for food
*Mama phoebe is bringing food to the babies.
*Two yellow butterflies playing in the sun
*One orange butterfly, flying around
*A little white moth flying around the flowers
~copied, with permission from the nature journal of Elijah
We had a nest of Eastern Phoebes at the Little House too. They came every year and nested in the same place. Every year we enjoyed watching them hatch and grow, with the yard all full of baby bird sounds.
I’ve really come to the conclusion that a home is not a home without a nest of Phoebes.