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Date: 05/26/2019

Our Eastern Phoebe’s nest is successful, I saw 2 tiny heads pop up when I was by the front door. Their nest is on top of the front entry light, securely under the eves, and protected from the wind, rain, on all sides and overhead. According to The Birds of Michigan Field Guide, by Stan Tekiela, Eastern Phoebes generally have 4-5 chicks—so there may be 3 more little heads in the nest that I didn’t see :)

Mr and Mrs Phoebe are both “hawking” from the dogwood tree to obtain insects for their brood. No need to worry about insects in my flowers :) The numerous bird population takes care of that task.

Sanford, MI

Latitude: 43.7 Longitude: -84.4

Observed by: Tilly
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