I photographed this nest 05 July 2018 and it was empty. I hadn’t seen any birds hanging around it or taking care of it. Not so now. I heard these baby Mockingbirds while on my front porch and saw that the nest is occupied.
Looking for Love
In spring, mockingbird
Sings at night, looking for love
Keeping me awake
Wishing him good luck
In finding a mate so I
Can finally sleep
I thought song birds were quiet at night. Turns out bachelor mockingbirds will sing at night, looking for a mate. The wisteria vine on the fence outside my window serves as a nice perch for one such mockingbird. I hope he finds a girlfriend soon.
This Mockingbird likes to sit on top of our house. Sometimes I can hear it when I’m in the kitchen; its song echoes down the stove vent. I like to think it is serenading us.
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.
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.
Baby Bird Watch: Days 9 & 1