The second clutch of chicks in the phoebe nest on our patio must be about to fly the coop.
Look at this crowded nest!!
Notice the open beaks.
The two adult phoebes have been hard at work catching flying insects to feed these guys.
I predict they'll leave the nest soon. This time I will be sure Bailey is not outside chasing phoebes during their first flights!!
The little phoebe Bailey pursued back in May made it to safety, but not without some tense moments for the phoebe parents and me! (Bailey, a bird-dog through and through, thought it was the best thing ever!)