This rabbit has been a regular visitor to our yard. This has driven our foster dogs a bit crazy. They are always on a leash and can’t catch him or her. It doesn’t mean they don’t try. I. Surprised the rabbit hasn’t moved on but it obviously feels safe enough here.

Flew the Nest

I made this image Tuesday afternoon. The quintet (three of which are seen here) looked ready to fly but stayed in their nest. They were there when I walked our latest foster dog on Wednesday morning. After breakfast, they were gone. We haven’t seen them since. Their parents have then they had been a constant presence since late April. The yard seems different without them.

Our Babies

When I returned from Germany, I noticed a bird was building a nest next to the top of our porch door. We’d had bird build nests in the rafters of our barn but those were always high and out of reach.

A friend told us these were Eastern Phoebes. A male and female bird visited the nest throughout the day.

We bought a miniature Bluetooth video camera to peer inside the nest. There were five tiny eggs. Over the next few weeks, we checked the nest a couple of times a week. There continued to be five eggs.

Then two weeks ago, the eggs were gone. The focal length of the camera made it difficult to get a good image. Also, the chicks tended to blend in with the nest. But we could see movement. Then last week, little heads began to show. We’ve counted five chicks. These are some of the best images I have thus far.