Phoebe (or one of her offspring?) returned again this year to nest in our pool grotto.
This is an annual tradition.
(If you are a new-ish reader – Phoebe is a Black Phoebe who nests in our pool grotto every single year.)
I haven’t been keeping an eye on the nest as closely as I usually do.
(Don’t you hate it when Real Life interferes with Things We Like To Do?)
Her eggs must have JUST hatched, though, because there’s a messy mass of feathers and fluff visible now.
If I didn’t know what I was looking at, I’m not sure I would even be able to tell there are birds in the above photo.
I spot three beaks.
It’s possible there’s a fourth that isn’t visible.
Can you spot all three beaks?
(Hint: They’ve got some yellow on them.)