Eastern Phoebe Babies

We’ve been monitoring a nest with five small Eastern Phoebe eggs, who recently hatched!

The Final Look At The Eastern Phoebe Almost-Fledglings At The Nest Before They Fledge.

Day 15 Of The Nestling Phase/Period.

The 11th and 12th days of the nestling phase at the eastern phoebe nest.

The cowbird already fledged.

The Cowbird Has Left The Eastern Phoebe Nest, While The Rest Of The Pack Are Still There.

Young are growing even bigger at the eastern phoebe nest.

The young are almost grown up at the eastern phoebe nest.

Young are growing fast at the eastern phoebe nest!

Feeding time at the eastern phoebe nest!

An eastern phoebe nest full of young!

A lot of little mouths at the eastern phoebe nest!


Some phoebes hatch at the eastern phoebe nest.

Those phoebes are on top of an unhatched egg.

Cowbird egg has hatched at the eastern phoebe nest!

His name is bonbon. I named him!

Mrs. Phoebe At Her Nest.

Maya is doing a good job incubating all those eggs! I don’t know how she fits on top of them all!

Eastern Phoebe Nest Under Deck

I discovered this Eastern Phoebe nest under our deck in an area where it won’t get rained on. The phoebes have been active on the nest since they started to lay the eggs, but only in recent days once they had laid a full clutch have they been even more protective of the nest.

Having a rest.

Eastern Phoebe nest with eggs

2 weeks ago this nest appeared complete and had cowbird eggs in it. Last week the Phoebe built a new nest “liner” on top of the old one, burying the cowbird eggs. Today only phoebe eggs. Clever bird

14 Day Old Say’s Phoebe’s

Say’s Phoebe’s 14 days old from hatching and looking anxious to leave the nest. Haven’t had them long but we’ll miss them once they decide to leave, they’ve been fun to watch the last few weeks.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology