Monday, March 25, 2013

Are you sure it's spring?

This is the turtle without his lid.
ICY.
But this is what I see in the corner of the porch.
Yes I know, messy, but the momma bird was
in a hurry, and we didn't know they were building
a nest until it was completed, and she was sitting in it.

Eastern Phoebe
Color:Gray
Size:7"
Season:Year-round
Description:Dark gray above with a whitish gray throat, a gray wash on the sides of the breast, and a yellow belly. Watch for this bird to repeatedly flick its tail while perching on branches.
Voice:Voice consists of two rough notes sounding like phee-bee often followed by phee-breeit.
Click here to listen 
Habitat:Bottomland forests, woodlands, farmlands and suburbs.
Interesting Fact:Eastern Phoebes used to nest only on natural structures such as cliffs, but now they often use buildings and bridges. Keep an eye on ledges at your house, as you might have a friend nesting there in spring.
Scientific name:Sayornis phoebe
Order:Passeriformes

Tyrannidae



So here is what we should see in a few weeks.
According to her, it is spring.





2 comments:

NanaDiana said...

How cute to have those little birds so close by to watch, Jettie. Hope the cats leave them alone. It took me a few seconds to figure out the "turtle" lol...we had one of those for years~ xo Diana

Ellie VanCaster said...

It's scary when you guys are so wintery down that far south-yuk