Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mama Bird's Day Off

AS we enjoyed breakfast on an outdoor patio, we noticed a persistent chirping noise coming from two nearby holly bushes. Two mockingbirds were hopping around the bushes and the grass, sometimes with food in their mouths. Emma and I decided to investigate, wondering if they were guarding a nest. When we peeked into one of the bushes, two wide eyed fledglings peered back at us. Chubby and fluffy, the baby birds were hopping around from twig to twig, all the time chirping at their parents. We hoped it wasn't a distress signal as we continued to watch one of the adult birds give their babies some food, but decided they were just hungry. Hopefully it was the papa bird doing the running around and feeding; it is Mother's Day after all.

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