Wordless Wednesday: New Resident

by Texas Homesteader ~

The increased Mockingbird activity in this tree close to my garden indicates there is another future generation of our state bird on the way.  Mockingbirds are my favorites.


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6 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: New Resident

  1. Charlene Dryman

    So sad about the snake getting the eggs. I have a similar situation except it was my bird eating cat. She is a great ratter and she loves Doves. But last night or early this morning, she caught and ate a Mockingbird. I am sure she enjoyed it, but I will miss the bird. The mockingbirds songs are wonderful to listen to.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Kinda like when Bailey (our adopted Mini-Schnauzer) finds a nest of baby rabbits. I can’t scold her for following her instincts, but DANG it makes me sad! ~TxH~

  2. FWIW Jeannie

    I have a Mockingbird nest in the vines on my fence. Did you know the male builds several nests and entices female with the choices?

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      I did not know that. I was pretty excited to eventually see three tiny blue speckled eggs in this nest, but several days later I noticed an absence of activity so I peeked into the nest and it was empty. A snake skin around the nest and woven through the branches confirmed my suspicion. I don’t deny the snakes their nutrition just like all the other living critters, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t very disappointed about this. 🙁 ~TxH~

  3. Nikki Gwin

    I haven’t actually looked for a nest, but yesterday when I got in my car at work to go to lunch, a mockingbird landed in the grass near my car, and started hopping around and spreading its wings and acting a bit strange. I feel sure there must be a nest in the crepe myrtles planted by the parking lot.
    🙂 gwingal

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Mockingbirds are so clever, aren’t they Nikki? There’s one that sits on top of our chimney in the mornings and sings & sings – it echoes down the chimney pipe and I enjoy it sitting in our living room. Mockingbirds are my favorites – they always sound so happy. ~TxH~


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