Chasing Maine: The Feeding Frenzy

Watch as a nest of Eastern phoebe grow, get fed, and take flight in this episode of Chasing Maine.
A bird holds a dragonfly in its beak
An Eastern phoebe enjoys a meal. Screenshot from a Roger McCord video.

“The Feeding Frenzy” offers a remarkable close up view of the 16-day brooding cycle of the Eastern phoebe.

In this episode of the Chasing Maine video series, watch as the young birds progress from helpless hatchlings to flight-ready birds — and then leave the nest.

Meanwhile, the adult Eastern phoebes literally go through a feeding frenzy; making countless visits to the nest as they provide insects to an ever-hungry brood.

Chasing Maine is a video series that explores Maine from a distinct visual perspective. Join veteran Maine journalist and storyteller Roger McCord as he chases the people, places and things that define the unique character of the Pine Tree State. Subscribe to the Chasing Maine playlist on YouTube.


Roger McCord

Roger McCord has had a wide-ranging career in journalism, spanning the gamut from writing/reporting to daily news photography to working on various news desks as an editor. The most recent incarnation is in video production – usually brief features and mini-documentaries in and about Maine.
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