Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Diary of a nesting Phoebe, part II

"Dear Diary: Today was another busy day. I worked very hard, making continued improvements to my nest. That silly lady who lives in the big box thinks I started laying eggs already. Puh-leez! I would have squashed them by now with all my tidying activities! Today I am posting video entries to show you how Martha Stewart I am. Also, I will also show you how to sculpt your abs AND your nest... AT THE SAME TIME!"



"Sometimes things just don't fit right. You can't be afraid to pull something out and start over!"



"After this very long day of such tedious work, I'm pooped! I'm staying in tonight!"




A note from the humans: We experienced some problems with the broadcast of the live cam today. Dave took drastic measures and came back home this morning to get it running again, but unfortunately it crashed again within an hour. We had to go all day without watching our Phoebes! Dave is working on a way to fix this, so if you stop by and see that the cam is down, just check back later. Thanks for your patience.

7 comments:

Kallen305 said...

How adorable!!! I love the video where it goes to sleep for the night. I can just picture her all comfy cozy in her nest. Such wonderful birds!

Kelly said...

...that first video is the coolest thing ever! I love watching her work to prepare the nest.

An Open Heart said...

Cool. Cool. Cool. I'm hooked! Thanks for the up close and personal of the Phoebe!

RuthieJ said...

So do you suppose it's the same pair as you've had for several years? since they use the same nest site? That's so cool Heather!

David said...

I think this is the fifth straight year for that nest. Google isn't helping me find the life expectancy for Phoebes. How long do they live and breed?

Maybe one of them is a descendant of the original occupants.

Meg said...

That second video is hilarious. Mama Phoebe don't take no mess!

Kathiesbirds said...

What a busy Momma!