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36-91412 Western Wood-Pewee, Cherry Creek SP, Arapahoe Co., CO, 14 Sep 2012

40-91412 Western Wood-Pewee, Cherry Creek SP, Arapahoe Co., CO, 14 Sep 2012
 

27-7713 Cordilleran Flycatcher, yard, Evergreen, CO, 13 July 2007

29-7713 Cordilleran Flycatcher, yard, Evergreen, CO, 13 July 2007

36-7713 Cordilleran Flycatcher, yard, Evergreen, CO, 13 July 2007

Cordilleran Flycatcher, yard, Evergreen, CO, 1 Jul 2004

4-91412 Say's Phoebe, Chatfield SP, Jefferson Co., CO, 14 Sep 2012

13-51710 Say's Phoebe, N Table Mt Open Space, Jefferson Co., CO, 17 May 2010
 
Diary of Nesting Say's Phoebes, 2014

On 1 May 2014, a month later than usual, my first SAPH was on roof of neighbor's home. The next day s/he was on their usual perch, the Garnet St sign, near my back patio where the nesting box is. On 4 May s/he was going into the usual nest box, but I was still seeing only one bird. On 5 May, she was taking nesting material into the box. I put out some 4" strips of brown angora wool yarn that she snatched up from the lawn and carried to the box. I was still seeing only one bird. On 13 May, it snowed 12 inches and I saw a pair of SAPH going into the box. On 14 May, the female was sitting on the taller-than-usual nest all the time except for brief periods in my locust and hawthorn trees to preen and to feed. The male was guarding from the locust tree or his favorite perch on the Garnet St sign.

I forgot to note when the pair began carrying tiny spiders and insects to the nest box to feed nestlings. On 13 June I photographed the box as in previous years by using a 2-step stool on the sidewalk and using my 400 mm lens. There appeared to be 3 nestlings. On 14 June, I heard the sound of a jay and saw the phoebe parents along with a pair of House Finch parents frantically chasing a Western Scrub-Jay from the top of my roof. I assisted and the jay left.

On 19 June, the nestlings were perching on the box side as they have done every year at about this point. I then realized that there were really four nestlings! I was eating lunch on my patio on the 19th when one of the nestlings flew directly down to the chair at the other end of the table! It watched me photograph it! Later that day, if flew straight up to the box to spend the night. They are very strong flyers. This has happened every year. They usually spend 2 or 3 nights back in the box before they leave my yard.  About 9 a.m. on 20 June, three of the chicks were huddled on my cement patio in the shade of the dogwoods. The 4th was still on the edge of the box. It soon flew down as well. They have spent the rest of the day so far in the dense hawthorn tree next to my patio being fed by the parents. They all finally departed the morning of the 22nd. As I have noted every year, these SAPH chicks are super quiet birds unlike some species like robin chicks. This is the fourth year they have nested here.


5-61314 Female Say's Phoebe sitting on nest in box, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 31 May 2014

7-61314 Three Say's Phoebe nestlings visible in box and being fed by both parents, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 13 June 2014

10-61714 Male Say's Phoebe on usual guard perch, Garnet sign, near nest box, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 17 June 2014

14-61914 Four (see two tails plus fem on left) Say's Phoebe nestlings in box and being fed by female, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 19 June 2014

20-61914 First Say's Phoebe fledged to join me for lunch at other end of table on patio! That evening it flew directly back up to nest for night. Amazingly strong flyers. Yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 19 June 2014

22-61914 First Say's Phoebe watching sky for food from parents or predators, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 19 June 2014

26-61914 First Say's Phoebe to fledge checking out me and camera at other end of table on patio! In the evening it flew directly back up to nest for night. Yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 19 June 2014

2-62014 Three of four Say's Phoebes fledge to patio about 9 a.m. on June 20th. Then flew to dense hawthorn tree next to patio for rest of day. Always are very quiet birds. Parents feeding them. Yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 20 June 2014

17-62014 Fourth of four Say's Phoebes still on box at 10 a.m. on June 20th. Then flew to join other three fledglings in dense hawthorn tree next to patio for rest of day. Parents feeding them. Yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 20 June 2014

4-62014 Three of four Say's Phoebes flew from patio to dense hawthorn tree next to patio on June 20th. There is a 3rd bird to the left behind the leaves. Parents feeding them. Yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 20 June 2014

6-62014 Fourth of four Say's Phoebes flew out of box to dense hawthorn tree next to patio for rest of day. Parents feeding them. Yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 20 June 2014

14-62114 All four Say's Phoebes spent the day near each other or lined up on a branch of the dense hawthorn tree next to patio for rest of day. Parents feeding them. Yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 21 June 2014

17-62114 All four Say's Phoebes spent the day near each other or lined up on a branch of the dense hawthorn tree next to patio for rest of day. Parents feeding them. Yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 21 June 2014

21-62114 About 1:30 p.m. two of the four Say's Phoebes spent some time on my back porch light near the hawthorn tree. Parents feeding them. Yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 21 June 2014

10-62114 Two of the four Say's Phoebes spent the night (this was taken at 8 p.m.) of the 21st on the hummingbird feeder on the back porch to the consternation of the hummingbirds! Parents feeding them. On the morning of the 22nd, all SAPHs had vanished. Yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 21 June 2014
 
Diary of Nesting Say's Phoebes, 2013

On 3 April 2013, I saw a FOY Say's Phoebe on the fence line along the prairie dog colony (in N Table Mt OS), which is a block from my home north of Golden. For the next week, the pair were visiting the nesting box under my eaves that they used last year. We had heavy snows (~30") the last two weeks of April and into early May and they disappeared from the area.

Finally on 23 May the pair returned and began building their nest in the box. On 8 June I saw the female on the nest. The male guarded the area from a hawthorn 12' from the house. On 16 June the male and female began taking tiny insects to the nest to feed nestlings. I could see 3 nestling bills on 23 June. Parents brought increasingly large insect prey to feed to chicks.

On July 5 (~Day 18 posthatch), all three nestlings were standing on the rim of the box exercising their wings. Two chicks flew to the patio chairs below the box on the 6th, the other chick stayed in the box. The two fledged chicks flew back up to spend the night in the box, as they do every year. On the 7th, all three spent the day on the patio furniture being fed by parents and returned to the box at night. On the 8th, they all left the patio area in the afternoon. This nesting process was about a month later than last year.


1-4913 One of Say's Phoebe pair that were twittering in the same nesting box, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 5 Apr 2013

3-4913 Other of Say's Phoebe pair that were twittering in the nesting box, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 5 Apr 2013

15-61813 Say's Phoebe female near nest box, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 18 Jun 2013

16-61813 Say's Phoebe female yawning near nest box, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 18 Jun 2013

17-61813 Say's Phoebe female near nest box, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 18 Jun 2013

22-7113 Say's Phoebe parent feeding chicks in box, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 1 Jul 2013

28-7113 Three Say's Phoebe nestlings in box, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 1 Jul 2013

10-7313 Two curious Say's Phoebe nestlings in box, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 3 Jul 2013

17-7313 Three Say's Phoebe nestlings in box, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 3 Jul 2013

19-7313 Three Say's Phoebe nestlings in box, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 3 Jul 2013

20-7313 Three hungry Say's Phoebe nestlings in box, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 3 Jul 2013

2-7813 One of three Say's Phoebe fledglings, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 6 Jul 2013

6-7813 One of three Say's Phoebes was still in box and waited one more day to fledge, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 6 Jul 2013

9-7813 One of three Say's Phoebe fledglings landed on the hummingbird feeder, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 6 Jul 2013

16-7813 All three Say's Phoebe fledglings under patio table in shade, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 7 Jul 2013

1-22414 Top view of 2013 Say's Phoebe nest removed prior to 2014 nesting season, N Golden, Jefferson Co., 24 Feb 2014. Note all the nylon carpet fibers, rabbit fur, brown wool yarn pieces that I laid on the grass, and grass leaves and stems!
   
 
Diary of Nesting Say's Phoebes, 2012

On 31 March 2012, I saw my FOY Say's Phoebe hawking insects from fence along prairie dog colony (in N Table Mt OS) adjacent to our homes and one block from my home. On 7 April I was eating lunch on my patio and a phoebe called from the garage roof above my head and landed on a nest box under my back porch roof and then flew off. I again observed phoebes hunting insects in the prairie dog colony on 9 and 12 April (in company with two nearby crows on the 9th). On 13 April I again was eating lunch on patio and a pair were in the old nest box I had moved to under my patio eaves. I heard a trill, one flew to a tree, and the other one followed. Again on 14 April, a phoebe whistled from my hawthorn by the patio and flew into the same nest box under the eaves they seemed to have decided upon.

I was gone from 25 April to 10 May. When I returned, I observed and photographed the presumed female sitting on eggs on 13 May, so she must have built the nest and laid eggs while I was away. The box is too high for my ladder so I can't count the eggs or chicks. On 31 May, I stood on a 3-step ladder on the sidewalk 20 feet from the box and observed at least 2 nestlings and photographed one that appeared to be about 9 days post hatch. I will continue to photograph from the sidewalk to determine the number of chicks.

The nesting process began much earlier than in 2011 (see diary below). On 3 June, I photographed the same 2 nestlings. On 6 June, both nestlings were seen forward in box out of nest and exercising wings. On 7 June, both chicks were standing on sides of box. Female, after feeding chicks on the box sides, went into the box and seemed to be "cleaning/rearranging" the old nest. Also, both of pair were flying to last years box, which I installed this winter under the back porch roof where there is more cover/food. The male joined the female and on 7 June sang 3-4 trills and then both flew off. Looking for a 2nd nest site? The two chicks fledged morning of 8 June. Flying 100 yds but staying close to patio; parents feeding. I have not seen the fledglings on the patio since 12 June.

Second Brood, 2012

The female refurbished the nest and as of 21 June was seen sitting on it in the evenings when it is cooler. The eggs were undoubtedly laid before that date and daytime heat is incubating them. Weather was >100 degrees for five days, 22-26 June 2012. She is not sitting on nest during heat, only at night. The male is still very easy to distinguish from the female by the damaged feathers on his right flank. He also always raises his "crest" and is more protective of the area than the female who is very mellow. Either of them will call when they come with an insect to feed the young and I am on the patio. Then they wait for me to enter the back door; they do not call when I am not there.

On 28 June, the parents began to bring small insects to the nestbox. By 13 July I saw five nestlings in the second brood. The first nestling fledged to the patio the morning of 18 July and two more in the afternoon. Two were left in the nest. Amazingly, the three nestlings flew back up to the nest for the night. On 19 July all five left the nest in the morning, hung out in the shade on the patio, and are being fed by parents. They all left my yard on the 20th.  At 7 p.m. on 22 July I was watering flowers and both parents returned together and called from my roof. Looking for missing kids? I have not seen any of them since then.

So, seven healthy fledglings raised in two broods during this seas                                                                                                      on. I hope some of them survive.


2-51312 Say's Phoebe female chose old box under eaves over patio on S side of my home; sitting on eggs, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 13 May 2012

8-52212 Say's Phoebe parent perched on hummingbird feeder 4 ft from back door; one of favorite perches, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 22 May 2012

3-52412 Say's Phoebe female brooding chicks they are now feeding frequently, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 24 May 2012

16-52412 Say's Phoebe parent perched on Garnet street sign 20 ft from nest box (N Table Mt in background); another favorite perch, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 24 May 2012

1-52612 Say's Phoebe parent perched on thistle feeder pole 10 ft from nest box; another favorite perch, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 26 May 2012

26-53012 Say's Phoebe female's (female rarely shows a crest) favorite "guard" perch for most of the day when not hunting, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 27 May 2012

18-53012 Say's Phoebe male (male always shows a crest) with a bee (?), N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 27 May 2012

19-53012 Say's Phoebe male keeping an eye on me as he lands on box to feed bee (?) to nestlings, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 27 May 2012

12-53012 Say's Phoebe female looking up at nest box from back of chaise directly below box, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 28 May 2012

8-53012 Say's Phoebe female with a cricket, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 28 May 2012

10-53112 Photo taken from 3-step ladder on sidewalk. Saw 2 nestlings, but only 1 had head up for photo, so at least 2 nestlings, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 31 May 2012

9-6312 Female with female cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae) to feed chicks, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 3 June 2012

17-6312 There appear to be only two chicks; they hear mom who landed above them with butterfly and they begin to beg, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 3 June 2012

19-6312 Female feeds female cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae) to one of chicks, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 3 June 2012

24-6312 Two chicks, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 3 June 2012

31-6312 Two chicks, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 3 June 2012

37-6312 Two chicks, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 3 June 2012

6-6612 One of two chicks exercising wings and about ready to fledge, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 6 June 2012

9-6612 Male with moth for chicks in nest box (I noticed new apparent feather damage on right flank), N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 6 June 2012

12-6612 Male feeds moth to one of two chicks, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 6 June 2012

16-6612 Male after feeding moth to one of chicks, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 6 June 2012

1-6712 Female after feeding chicks who have been standing all over the box and vigorously excercising wings today, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 7 June 2012

10-6712 Chicks standing on side of box; biggest chick shows small "crest," N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 7 June 2012

14-6712 Male (with feather damage on right flank) brings dragonfly (?) to feed chicks, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 7 June 2012

51-6812 Chicks fledged this morning; under chaise in shade, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 8 June 2012

44-6812 Chicks fledged this morning; on chaise arm, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 8 June 2012

21-6912 Chicks fledged yesterday; on chair cushion in shade, very hot, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 9 June 2012

11-62412 Female attempting second nesting in >100 degree weather. Panting on edge of box at 104 degrees, >100 for 5+ days, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 24 June 2012

2-7212 Female and male began feeding on 28 June. Female with insect to feed unknown number of nestlings, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 2 July 2012

4-7212 Male watching over nest, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 2 July 2012

9-7212 Male still with damaged right flank feathers watching over nest on garage light fixture, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 2 July 2012

11-7212 Female watching over nest, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 2 July 2012

13-7212 Male with insect for nestlings, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 2 July 2012

2-71112 First glimpse of several nestlings in second brood, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 11 July 2012

2-71312 It appears there are at least five nestlings; see head and bill sticking over top on left side, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 13 July 2012

7-71312 Five nestlings; see head and bill sticking over top on left side, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 13 July 2012

12-71312 Female watching me on sidewalk ladder photographing nestlings, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 13 July 2012

16-71312 Five nestlings in second brood, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 13 July 2012

4-71512 Five nestlings in second brood with one venturing to edge of box, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 15 July 2012

7-71512 Five nestlings in second brood with one venturing to edge of box, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 15 July 2012

1-71812 One nestlings fledged with four remaining in box, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 18 July 2012

5-71812 Hungry and hot first nestling fledged with four remaining in box, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 18 July 2012

13-71812 Numbers four and five nestlings remaining in box after three fledged, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 18 July 2012

12-71812 Numbers one, two, and three nestlings fledged with two remaining in box, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 18 July 2012

2-71912 Two of five fledglings. All have fledged and stayed on patio on 20th and were gone by 8 p.m. that evening. Parents returned and were calling from roof for 5 minutes on 22nd and left. N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 22 July 2012

1-82412 I happened to see probable female SAPH fly to neighbor's patio to preen for 10 min. Have been seeing two SAPH on my roof and insecting in pdog colony, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 24 August 2012

9-82412 Probable female SAPH on neighbor's patio light preening for 10 min. Have been seeing two SAPH on my roof and insecting in pdog colony, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 24 August 2012

13-82412 Probable female SAPH on neighbor's patio preening for 10 min. Have been seeing two SAPH on my roof and insecting in pdog colony, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 24 August 2012

1-32913 Top of 2012 Say's Phoebe nest removed prior to 2013 nesting season, N Golden, Jefferson Co., 29 Mar 2013

1b-32913 Bottom of 2012 Say's Phoebe nest removed prior to 2013 nesting season, N Golden, Jefferson Co., 29 Mar 2013
 
 
Diary of Nesting Say's Phoebes and Four Nestlings, 2011

On 7 April 2011, a Say's Phoebe pair began checking two nesting boxes on my house and on 7 May 2011 began building a nest in a small box on my front porch that faces west. She laid the first egg on 23 May and one the next day. I left CO on 25 May for a week. Four chicks hatched on 12 June 2011. On Day 15 after hatching, both parents tried to "encourage" the chicks to leave the nest. One chick fledged on Day 16 and I saw it being fed by a parent ~200 yards away. The last three chicks fledged on Day 17 after hatching and continued to fly around my yard for the rest of the day being fed by parents. The chicks are quite remarkable flyers compared to some newly fledged bird species.


3-5711 Say's Phoebe pair began checking two nesting boxes on 2 Apr and began building this nest on 7 May in box that seems too small for her on my porch in N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 7 May 2011

12-5711 Say's Phoebe female working on nest in box on my porch in N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 7 May 2011

14-51111 Say's Phoebe female working on nest on Day 4 of nest building, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 10 May 2011

18-51111 Say's Phoebe female "hollowing" nest center by scratching on Day 4 of nest building, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 10 May 2011

62-51111 Say's Phoebe bedraggled and resting in sun after long Day 4 of nest building, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 10 May 2011

9-51611 Say's Phoebe female working on nest on Day 10 of nest building, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 16 May 2011

19-51611 Say's Phoebe female working on nest on Day 10 of nest building, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 16 May 2011

1-6511 Say's Phoebe male watching over female sitting on nest, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 5 Jun 2011

3-6511 Say's Phoebe male watching over female sitting on nest, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 5 Jun 2011

17-6511 Say's Phoebe female sitting on nest in morning (first egg was laid on 23 May), (I was gone after 2nd egg was laid on 24 May, so I don't know how many are in the nest yet.), yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 5 Jun 2011

22-6511 Say's Phoebe female sitting on edge of nest in afternoon of 90-degree day (first egg was laid on 23 May), yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 5 Jun 2011

7-61611 Four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 4 after hatching on 12 June 2011, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 16 Jun 2011

1-61611 Look what dad (on right) brought for his kids!!  A Spereyia sp. fritillary! Mom grabbed it and tried to figure out how to feed it to the four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 4 after hatching, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 16 Jun 2011

8-61611 Dad (on right) tried to help by tearing off one wing!  Day 4 after hatching, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 16 Jun 2011

9-61611 Mom tried bashing it to get rid of wings.  Finally she ate the body herself!  Day 4 after hatching, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 16 Jun 2011

5-62111 Four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 9 after hatching, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 21 Jun 2011

1-62311 Four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 11 after hatching, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 23 Jun 2011

1-62611 Four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 14 after hatching, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 26 Jun 2011

3-62611 Four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 14 after hatching, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 26 Jun 2011

4-62611 Four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 14 after hatching, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 26 Jun 2011

6-62711 Four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 15 after hatching. One stepped out of the nest and clambered back in!, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 27 Jun 2011

9-62711 Four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 15 after hatching. Parents not feeding very often today, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 27 Jun 2011

14-62711 Four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 15 after hatching. At 5 p.m., parents flew to nest and began "beating up" on nestlings! Frightening! Trying to encourage them to leave nest?, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 27 Jun 2011

20-62711 Four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 15 after hatching. At 5 p.m., parents flew to nest and began "beating up" on nestlings! Trying to encourage them to leave nest?, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 27 Jun 2011

26-62711 Four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 15 after hatching. At 5 p.m., parents flew to nest and began "beating up" on nestlings! Some tried to hide; others continued to beg. Trying to encourage them to leave nest?, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 27 Jun 2011

31-62711 Four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 15 after hatching. At 5 p.m., parents flew to nest and began "beating up" on nestlings! Trying to encourage them to leave nest? Parent with beak full of down., yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 27 Jun 2011

3-62811 Four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 16 after hatching. This morning nestlings moved out of nest onto ledge. Parents nearby but not feeding them. Will be 95 today., yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 28 Jun 2011

6-62811 Four Say's Phoebe nestlings on Day 16 after hatching. This morning nestlings moved out of nest onto ledge. Parents nearby but not feeding them. Will be 95 today., yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 28 Jun 2011

1-62811-2 First Say's Phoebe chick jumped from nest and landed on front porch railing!, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 28 Jun 2011

4-62811-2 Three more Say's Phoebe chicks thinking about fledging!, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 28 Jun 2011

3-62911 Empty Say's Phoebe nest! Last three nestlings fledged on Day 17, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 29 Jun 2011

5-62911 One of last three Say's Phoebe chicks that fledged on Day 17, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 29 Jun 2011

13-62911 Other two of last three Say's Phoebe chicks that fledged on Day 17, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 29 Jun 2011

11-62911 One of harried Say's Phoebe parents feeding fledged chicks, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 29 Jun 2011

4-63011 One of the Say's Phoebe fledglings was issuing its plaintive call this morning for a parent to feed it (on the roof at the back of my home), yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 30 Jun 2011

3-7111 Say's Phoebe pair comes back to nest frequently but no eggs laid, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 1 Jul 2011

5-72011 Say's Phoebe female with worn plummage comes back to nest every day and reconstructs nest, but no eggs, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 20 Jul 2011

22-9411 Say's Phoebe returned to porch railing below nest and sang for several minutes, yard, N Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, 4 Sep 2011

Western Kingbird, South Table Mesa, Golden, CO, 5 Jun 2004

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