Baby Bird Watch, Days 9 & 1

The Mockingbird nest is empty. I can hear the shrill call of the baby birds; they are hidden somewhere in the Mesquite trees or in the knee-high grass.

Empty Mockingbird nest

Empty Mockingbird nest

Now we have a Mallard hen hanging out underneath a larger Italian Stone Pine tree. Maybe she is nesting. Today is Day 1 on her watch, so we’ll see.

Mallard hen, maybe on a nest of eggs

Mallard hen (looking at her back), maybe on a nest of eggs

Baby Bird Watch: Days 9 & 1