We now are empty nesters!!!! On Wednesday we went out to check on the birds and they had left the nest. It wasn't a surprise, all the reading we have done mentioned that they didn't stay in the nest long. We were sad to see them go so soon.
There was one sighting in the large Rhododendrons in our front yard. We wish them a safe journey in life. They will need it, I hear they winter in Mexico!
From whatbird.com "Pacific-slope Flycatcher: Three to five white eggs with brown blotches near large end are laid in a moss-lined cup nest made of small twigs and rootlets, usually built against a tree trunk where the bark has split, in roots of a wind-felled tree, in a bank, or under the eave of a forest cabin. Incubation ranges from 14 to 15 days and is carried out by the female."
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