Date: 7/31/20 9:15 am
From: Linda Whyte via Mnbird <mnbird...>
Subject: Re: [Mnbird] Somebody always wants your lunch
Maybe it has always been this way, but let's hope it doesn't indicate a new
dearth of insects.
Linda Whyte

On Fri, Jul 31, 2020, 10:01 AM DONALD GRUSSING Owner via Mnbird <
<mnbird...> wrote:

> Interesting behavior in my neighborhood. The Bluebirds are working hard
> to catch bugs for their second hatch. But a male Phoebe has made it harder.
> He follows the Bluebirds, and when they drop from their perch to retrieve a
> bug, he beats them to it, or sometimes tries to snatch it from them in the
> air.
> Luckily his nest appears to be off a ways, so they have enough moments of
> free hunting to keep going.
>
> The Phoebe is most active in the morning, but the Bluebirds hunt all day
> long.
>
> Don Grussing
> Minnetonka
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