Sunday, July 7, 2013

More Independence Day Observations from the Animal Kingdom

My Fourth of July holiday began so sweetly!  I woke up about 4:30 a.m. and I remembered  I needed to refresh the hummingbird feeders.  It was perfect timing since all the birds were asleep . . . or so I thought.  I stepped outside and was surprised to hear a Mockingbird singing; not a quick song, not a chirp, but singing his little heart out.  I actually had to put my hand over my mouth to keep from laughing.  He was SO loud and it was just the sweetest song.  He was perched on the roof of the house next door on an old TV antenna.  A lot of birds perch up there, but it had become this little guy's stage.  

I went hiking and ran my errands and got home about 10:00 a.m. and he was still singing.  I managed to snap the picture of him belownot a good one, he was either singing or doing a sweet little flying/aerial display and did not sit still for long.  I'm unclear as to whom he was performing for, but I’d like to think he was doing it for me :)

(Editor’s Note:  Yes, Chandel, we believe Mr. Mockingbird  was serenading you with his own avian rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.  Such a patriotic little fellow!)

1 comment:

  1. I think you are correct! I think little Evan (yes, I have named him) knows I wake up early and decides to serenade me on my way out each day. and he somehow knows when I get home and starts singing again. It's a great way to start the day, I cannot help but smile :)


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