Milly’s Bird of the Day: Eastern Phoebe

Look and listen for Phoebes near you and please help Milly and her Bird-a-Thon team by visiting her fundraising page here.

Another early migrant, the Eastern Phoebe is a favorite bird of many, especially Milly. These talented builders use a small ledge to construct their mud nests. The nests often end up on the edges of people’s homes, above doorways or under eaves.

Milly is always thrilled to see our Phoebes returning in April and finding new nest spots on our Camp Building and Estate House.

Milly loves watching these birds flutter off of one point as they snatch insects in mid-air.

Phoebes are famous for their bobbing tails when perched and for singing their name when they call, Phoeeeeeeeebeee!

Look and listen for Phoebes near you and please help Milly and her Bird-a-Thon team by visiting her fundraising page here.

1 thought on “Milly’s Bird of the Day: Eastern Phoebe

  1. Faith F Sandstrom

    Hi Sean and Millie ( and Owen too!)

    Did Millie find a phoebe’s nest? where this year? hopefully not under the eaves by the side door.. but somewhere quiet and where you can keep a watchful eye on her and her nest and Sean can photo the little ones!
    Hope you and all are well, and thank you MABA for keeping my mind on birds and not covid!
    Faith

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