Yes friends, I heard my very first Eastern Phoebe of the season this morning. I was so excited that I literally jumped up and down.
I didn't actually spot the bird, but there is no mistaking that sound! Right on time, too. Looking back over the past few years, the Phoebes have arrived in our woods right around the 15th of March.
They have reliably nested along the side of our house, under the eaves, for several years, and hopefully they will do so again this year. We would love to turn our live feedercam into live nestcam!
I don't know if you can see it, but there are some fuzzy baby Phoebe heads just barely sticking up over the top of the nest! (click photo to enlarge)
Oh Phoebes - I'm so glad you're back!
All Phoebe photos from spring/summer 2006.