Eastern Phoebe: One of our early migrants

Photo by Chris Bosak An Eastern Phoebe visits a bird bath in Danbury, Conn., March 2016.

Photo by Chris Bosak
An Eastern Phoebe visits a bird bath in Danbury, Conn., March 2016.

My neighborhood is alive with the sounds of Eastern Phoebes. These somewhat nondescript birds are one of the first migrants to return to New England in the spring. By mid-March many New Englanders are ready for some real signs of spring. The arrival of phoebes is one of those heart-lifting signs. Usually we hear phoebes first as their lispy “phoebe, phoebeee” can be heard in the yard as the birds seek out nesting sights. These tail-pumping birds build “classic” nests of mud, sticks and grass, often in areas near humans.

I was lucky enough to see one at my bird bath the other day. I love seeing different bird sightings and a phoebe at the bath is not something you see every day.

Thanks for checking out http://www.BirdsofNewEngland.com

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One thought on “Eastern Phoebe: One of our early migrants

  1. Hi Chris — The “Old Farmer’s Almanac”, which I buy each year on a visit to New Hampshire, has a delightful “sidebar” on the page for March 2016, about phoebes having problems with nest-building. “Almanac.com”.
    Susan

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