Black Phobe Fledglings
Have made numerous attempts to view the activity in the Black Phoebe nest outside my bedroom sliding glass door. Lighting is harsh in the afternoon and awful for pictures. Was able to view the 3 in the nest this week.
This fledgling made several attempts to return to the nest. Whacked into the sliding glass door once…hovered above about 3 feet from nest and returned to the railing.
Adult kept calling and trying to encourage fledgling to try again!
A little hop here and there along the railing, but no more attempts to return to the nest.
A bit of preening!
With youngsters…there can also be “back talk” when ignoring doesn’t work!
Bribery didn’t work either!
Finally, there was success and the fledgling returned to the nest:)
As I am writing this post, I am enjoying their lovely antics all over again. Loud chirping from the nest, adults swooping in and out with food. Lots of movement! Then, adult sitting on railing and inviting them to come out. One fledgling currently on railing…will keep you updated!