Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Phoebe Fledging

Posted by Kirk
While eating lunch today I sat next to the screen that shows our live feed of the phoebe nest on the building. I noticed there were only two phoebes. There were three this morning. We were expecting them to fledge any time now. While I watched, one of the birds left so I ran over to the computer and started recording video. I managed to capture the last phoebe fledging from the nest.

You can see a fecal sac left in the nest. Interestingly a parent came back a few minuted later and took it out. While I watched, parents came back to the nest several times with food. Maybe it was each of the parents coming back to make sure everyone was out.