by Donna Lewis
So, we all know how warm it has been. Maybe a little early for temperatures that cause both flora and fauna to be out thinking that it is Springtime already. YEAH!
Many of you will be tempted to start planting things in your garden. You better think about it. I am sure at least one more freeze will visit us. My advice… wait a little longer!
Which brings us back to many birds who think it’s time to build nests and find their partners for the new generation. They like Springtime too.
Every year since we have had this house, we have had Eastern Phoebes make a nest and raise about six little ones. Pretty muddy nests that make a messy porch for us.
We put plastic under their nest so it’s easier to clean up after they leave.
I love Phoebes. They have such sweet faces. Phoebes are flycatchers. They flick their tails upward when perched. They eat mostly flying insects.
The Barn Swallows try to run them off, because they like the porch also. They will swoop down after the Phoebes and me. All I can do is let them work it out.
I too am happy about the warmer weather.
Remember all our nature friends and be considerate of their lives.