“…And he shall rise up at the voice of the bird…”
My first summer back in Missouri after living in California for 11 years: Hot and Humid and Buggy!
That’s the downside.
The upside: Amazing Backyard Birds!
One in particular made a nest on the back porch at my temporary abode. It was absolutely FASCINATING! I watched her build the nest. When her hatchlings appeared, I watched them grow. When the day came for them to fly, they flew away right in front of me!
I simply had to know what kind of birds these were.
I purchased a “Birds of Missouri” Field Guide. Between it and the internet–which has video recordings of birds singing–I narrowed my new feathered friend down to an Eastern Phoebe.
I began to recognize her daily morning call: “Fee-Bee, Fee-Bee, Fee-Bee!”
And then she laid more eggs.
The new fledgings flew away yesterday, and I did not hear my Phoebe this morning.
I wonder, “Will she will return to her nest or is she gone for good?”