As April opens its world of promise and the sap rises in the tree, perhaps a phoebe , one of a returning phalanx, will stop to pause there.
I'm thinking a phoebe , purple martin, starling fluttering up, a kingbird, I have no idea what's on the lowest wire, a nuthatch and a robin.
I saw a couple of snipe fly over, and a phoebe or two hung around the edge of the cattails.
A pair of bluebirds and a phoebe dallied across the street, and a hummingbird zipped across the western sky.
A phoebe and a scissor-tail worked the fence, and Barn Swallows perched along the wires or flew overhead.
The phoebe seemed our sole wild bird for the day (feeders are cheaters!) but on the way back to the car, we chanced upon some yellow-bellied beauty of a warbler.
When perched on shrubs, it often pumps its tail up and down like a phoebe .
Since we've identified plenty of phoebes in the field, I'm inclined to take this bird as a pewee.
I assumed that all nest contents that disappeared between subsequent nest visits were removed by adult phoebes attending the nests.
I can hear the songs of migrating birds: phoebes , white-throated sparrows, towhees, catbirds, chipping sparrows.