Date: 4/15/17 10:42 pm From: SeEttaM . <seettam...> Subject: [cobirds] E. Phoebe gathering nest material in Florence River Park and Pygmy Nuthatch excavating nest hole in Beulah
Today I spotting an Eastern Phoebe in Florence River Park. As I watched as it flew back and forth gathering nesting material and I got a couple of photos of it with nesting material in it's beak. I have uploaded those to my Birds and Nature blog <http://birdsandnature.blogspot.com/>as well as 2 other pics of this phoebe. I also spotted it's mate and on closer inspection it is probably a hybrid Eastern X Black Phoebe. I wasn't able to get a pic of it but will work on that.
I also found another Black Phoebe on the utility wires above the train bridge at the entrance to Holcim Wetlands. Note these wetlands and trail are still closed (though I am seeing fishermen entering anyway) but I could easily see the phoebe from the side of CR20 with my binoculars. Fyi, the wetlands are really not wetlands since the river flooded the wetlands and made a large entrance and large exit for water to the river effecting making the pond just another leg of the river which has never been repaired.