Dr Marm never without my Nikon!

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. 

Getting a bit crowded in here!

Friday evening I noticed the adults going back and forth between the nest and the Oak tree.  Then, they would sit on the deck railing calling and calling. Saturday morning I knew why… 

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! 

Come on, you can do it, just try!

 A little hop here and there along the railing, but no more attempts to return to the nest. 

A bit of preening! 

I am NOT listening to you!

With youngsters…there can also be “back talk” when ignoring doesn’t work! 

Nope, Can't Do It!

Bribery didn’t work either! 


Another attempt… 

How about this tasty snack?

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!


5 responses

  1. Wonderful post! Such a sweet series and so exciting … I look forward to your updates.

    June 27, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    • Thanks so much for viewing and commenting. Greatly appreciated! They are delightful to watch and take pictures of!

      June 27, 2010 at 8:14 pm

  2. A truly delightful post! Great photos! Looking forward to more updates.

    June 27, 2010 at 5:51 pm

  3. Thanks for the comment, really appreciate and value it! An adult on the railing with a dragonfly currently hopping up to the nest…snack time!

    June 27, 2010 at 8:16 pm

  4. Aww, so cute. Beautiful birds!

    June 29, 2010 at 2:15 am

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