This week has been a productive time for our bird population around the house as their youngsters are all emerging from their nests and the parents are busy encouraging then to do so.
Naturally the Robins have built their usual over abundance of
nests and we can confirm they have actually used at least one of
then and raised a bunch of little ones. It seems that mother Robins
are most particular as to where they lay their eggs and Mr Robin is
forced to build a number of the foe inspection, unusually this year
he did NOT build exactly where I had planned to do some work .....
perhaps because I planned none!
But this week its been the less obvious nest builder that we are
seeing with their younsters, the Hairy Woodpecker was hard to miss as
he sat inthe window feeder morning after morning calling to his
youngster in a nearby tree “Look here, food, food, come and get
it”. Eventually after several days of this the fledgling did
overcome his shyness and came to the feeder ..... when that Red
Bellied Woodpecker featured in a previous post was not hogging the
seed. He (RB) is most vocal in giving me hell if the feeder is out of
seed in the morning!
We have seen a pair of Phobes on the hydro lines that pass by the
kitchen window for some time and they appeared to be flying towards
the house on a regular basis but we could not figure out to where.
The other day I looked up to see a long tail sticking out from above
the brace for our satellite dish and upon further investigation saw
Dad was perched close by.......
Then today whilst sitting out at our BBQ and seeing lots of
fluttering in a nearby spruce spotted a family of White Breasted
Nuthatches with at least two youngsters. Mom and dad are regulars at
our feeders but the little ones have not been there yet that we have
seen but a little Rose Breasted Grosbeak was in there yesterday......
guess I had better fill them before Mr RB gets pissed off again!
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