Phoebe ~ Swallow neighbourliness
A recent visit to the Pine Farms Apple Orchard, on the 16th Sideroad, allowed me me to watch a Tree Swallow go back and forth to its nest in a colourful birdbox, midst minature apple trees and blooming flower beds. An Eastern Phoebe was particularly attracted to the same box, which it was using as a launching pad for short forays to snatch insects. The Tree Swallow seemed quite unperturbed by this double-duty usage of its nestbox.
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