|Photo by J.J. Meyer|
A pair of black phoebes has been visiting my yard for the past few years. At least twice a day -- generally early morning and before dusk -- I would find them on my patio. They peep and look in the window until I come out with mealworms. But for the last few weeks, only one has been visiting. It picks up the mealworms, then flies out in the same direction, so I know they're nesting.
Live mealworms can be purchased at many pet and nature stores such as Wild Birds Unlimited. And if you'd like to attract insect-eating birds don't use pesticides in your yard.