Well ----

Do I have to - stop - listen - search - and get it myself ? Or Are you going to tell me where the best earthworms are? It would be appreciated.. - 1 PiP - ** EXPLORE **

Solo ..

Solo from Mockingbird atop the roof .. Would have recorded him if lawnmowers wouldn't have drowned him out .. 1 Note **EXPLORE**

Concert in a Dogwood ..

Thank you, Mr. Cardinal .. It took me awhile to locate him among the leaves .. But, he was in fine form .. ** 3 PiP ** ** EXPLORE **

Feathered Forecasters ..

" From the first not a thing is." Hui Neng www.taopage.org/huineng From the 'day after it snowed' ... Juncos come in Winter .. some around here call them 'snowbirds' - Since it is so late in getting snow, we thought they might have moved up north --- but, these are our Feathered Weather Forecasters ** 1 PiP ** -- EXPLORE --

Excuse Me ...

Dear Lady with the camera - It is supper time for our little ones - We both have it ready - But you know we will not go to the nest - When you are out here - Please go someplace else - The kids are hungry - .. at least that is my interpretation of Mockingbird-speak .. 1 PiP © All Rights Reserved --EXPLORE--

Only Family ..

Portrait ? Probably .. Neither parent was happy .. I was too close to the 'kids' .. Thought I'd just sort of walk past the nest .. If you've ever seen Mockingbirds upset .. That was it ! They took turns flying up .. White feathers displayed .. And very vocal .. Have seen Mockingbirds attack felines .. When they were just walking in the yard in Florida .. Minding their own business .. I didn't plan on getting attacked .. So, quick shot and I was out of there! All was fine with the Mockingbird Parents then. Oh, but went too close to the House Finch nest that is still under construction .. Poppa Finch was in fine voice ! *** 3 PiP *** © All Rights Reserved --EXPLORE--

Mr R ..

.. perched in a Dogwood tree .. 3 PiP .. no singing this time .. but tonight out back beneath the White Ash there were at least a dozen .. migration is in full swing ! © All rights reserved -- EXPLORE -- This is the Citizen Site where I report visitors in my area .. from Monarchs to Robins and many in between. journeynorth.org/robins/news/spring-2019/03062019-robin-peak-migration-month-begins

You never know -

what one might see looking out the window - across the street - a Vulture Convention - if they would stop flying in and out - would have an accurate count - Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) - the Cleaning Crew of Nature - - from Wikipedia "This vulture is often seen standing in a spread-winged stance. The stance is believed to serve multiple functions: drying the wings, warming the body, and baking off bacteria. It is practiced more often following damp or rainy nights." with all the rain we have had - that makes sense - the photo of the Juncos - gives a contrast to the sizes of these birds 5 PiP © All Rights Reserved --EXPLORE--

The Kids ..

House Finches .. Photos taken through Living Room window .. There are 4 of them .. Plus Poppa (with red feathers) feeding them .. They called and called for him .. And called .. He did his usual indirect path to the nest .. Can't be too careful .. Then landed on ceramic squirrel to bend down to open mouths .. Poppa glanced through the window .. I didn't move .. But, he wasn't happy with me .. Quickly fed them and left .. Probably my imagination .. But the kids looked upset after he left .. They glared .. Especially Right side photos .. ** 5 PiP Upper Left of each photo ** -- EXPLORE -- © All rights reserved * Brood # 2 *
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