Our Eastern Phoebes have returned. The first pair raised their young, three years in a row, in a nest they build under the porch. Since then, each year at end of March, they announce their return with the distinctive call of “fee-bee fee-bee” at the break of dawn and again at sun set. This year we have at least three pair calling from different areas around the house. The original nest under the porch is not occupied and looks like it is ready to disintegrate.
If you are interested in the bird’s life cycle, here is a wonderful description with excellent pictures: