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Janine Smith

Las Cruces, NM, United States


In Spring 2012, a Say’s Phoebe couple attempted to build a nest on this light fixture, with no success. I placed the plastic container there, tying it to the light fixture, and they immediately built their nest in it. We have really enjoyed watching the nesting and fledgling process from such a close point of encounter. We still use the front porch to enter/exit our house, and the birds have adapted beautifully. They return each spring and right now, we have 4 fledglings from the first batch for 2015.


Front Porch Phoebes

Three Say's Phoebe babies, patiently awaiting their meal.

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