This has been the view out one of the windows to the deck quite regularly for the past two weeks. It's a pair of phoebes that have a nest somewhere out in the aspen grove.
They come and sit on the empty birdfeeders like bookends around the unused bird bath. It's like a bad joke.
I've tried to get better pictures, but they are so nervous they won't come near the deck at all if I sit outside, and they don't sit still anywhere longer than a few seconds. This is the best I got, through a window. You can almost sense the wariness.
Still, I'm glad to have their company.
I added a rock to the center of the birdbath in case it was the smooth edges the birds don't like. Nothing doing. No feathered creature has been near it. I wonder if the ceramic birds on the rim scare them off.
Look who's in one of the dead aspen branches. A cedar waxwing! They don't usually show up until the mulberries are ripe.
| See Phoebe |
See Two Birdbaths, No Birds
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