Saturday, June 13, 2009

The birds and the bees

are up to their usual antics around here...

and look what Travis found in one of the sheep shelters the other day.

It's nice to see that some of the sheep wool shed out all over our place has been put to good use and has been incorporated into the nursery.

and nursery it is! There are at least 5 eggs in the nest. The nest is right up near the roof so even taking a picture of the eggs is tough.

The parents?

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They're flycatchers. The flycatchers show up every spring and are hard to miss because they love to do things like sit on our deck posts as well as tap on our windows. They also eat bugs (imagine that - a name like flycatcher and I've caught them catching flying insects), so they are always welcome. The addition of a family is a bonus.

I'll leave them alone for a few days and then check and see what they've had - I'm predicting baby birds.

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