Saturday, June 10, 2006

first occupants of the new house

This is the ceiling of The Hermit's and my new bedroom.

This is what's living there already (click on photo for a larger image)

Early this spring, a pair of Eastern phoebes decided these timbers looked like a nice, protected nest spot. They were right, as long as we humans were not too anxious to close it in with windows, roof, etc. At the rate construction is going (which will pick up here shortly!) these little featherballs will be fledged and eating mosquitoes long before they would have to worry about finding a way out.

7 comments:

pablo said...

Well, this is totally cool! thanks for sharing the pix. I love the construction and the fact that you're letting the phoebes warm up the place for you. Best of both worlds.

LauraHinNJ said...

Isn't that good luck or a blessing on your house or something? Should be, if it isn't already!

Thistleberry said...
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madcapmum said...

That's what I was going to say!

Very charming. I'm glad you didn't have to move them before they're ready to go.

Floridacracker said...

Hmmm...could be a sign of a fertile house with more youngsters to come.

PJ said...

Ahhhh...one day when you are moved in your will never forget it's FIRST occupants! I'm enjoying the black phoboes in our area :)

Deb said...

Yes, it does seem like some sort of blessing. :) But, Floridacracker, yikes! I think I'm gettin' too old for that!