The Nature of Phenology 6/8/19: Phoebes

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn
Host: Hazel Stark

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It seems like nearly everyone who lives in Maine has had a phoebe nest on or very near their home. They are easy to identify by ear because phoebes yell their own name. But they are also quite easy to identify by sight due to their habit of bobbing their tail up and down when perched and their characteristic short flights to snatch their insect prey with their small bills adapted perfectly for the job.