I changed my flower baskets to springy flowers over the weekend. I left the white but removed the red and added pink and blue. I just love Impatiens (busy Lizzie for my UK readers) and plant lots of them here Amongst The Oaks because they tolerate the shade nicely.
So this is how the baskets look now; pink, white, and blue.
Then I noticed that some of the fibers looked messy and sort of frazzled. Compare the left side above with the right side below. Hmmm.....
I think the Black Phoebes have been plucking the fibers out to use in their nest. Below is their nest about half way built. Those fibers do seem to match the ones from my flower baskets. But you know what? I don't really mind because I like having them on our porch. Soon Mrs. Phoebe will lay her eggs, and before we know it little faces will be peering over the edge at us. I'll try to ge more photos as this little miracle happens Amongst The Oaks.