The Peep

The Peep loves his mealworm suet!

The Peep was practicing singing!

The Peep was practicing singing! He knows 3 songs!

The peep #2

Here are The Peep’s parents

The mockingbird who got attacked by the other mockingbirds looks so much better! Part 1

The Peep (As he has been named since the day I met him) looks so much better!

I figured out why he was so skinny and got attacked! Mockingbirds are supposed to have 2 weeks with their mother feeding them (Which he had) and 2 weeks of training from their father (The Peep didn’t get any training from his father which means he didn’t learn how to eat or defend himself.) The poor Peep would sit outside and scream all day at his mother and she wouldn’t feed him because she thought the father was taking care of him. The poor little guy. I’m so glad he’s looking better! He looked so bad before. (Much much worse than the pictures above.)

The hurt Mockingbird looks so much better!

The hurt mockingbird looks so much better. He loves peanut butter!

Mockingbird eating peanut butter

The mockingbird that was getting attacked looks much better. He loves peanut butter!

Mockingbird Nest Fate! 😭

Tweet and Barney nest fate… SO sad! 😭😭

Tweet and Barney are GONE!

We visited the nest later than we wanted today, (Almost dusk) we thought that the mother would be there. When we saw there was no mother we took the video of the nest and saw, it was empty! The nest wasn’t damaged so was probably a Blue Jay, Crow, or squirrel. Hopefully, we can find another nest to watch soon.

Injured Mockingbird Returns

Injured mockingbird eating suet. He gets attacked by the adult mockingbird. They dig their claws into him as you can see the black marks. I finally got some pictures to show how bad it is. The adults are really rough at him. They attack him in mid-air, chase him and dig their claws into him. They also scratch him with their claws too. 😟😢

Happy Birthday Barney!!

Barney hatched today! Now we’re waiting for Tweet! Happy Birthday Barney!! He has a few downy feathers on his back. His eyes are closed.

Hurt Mockingbird

We watched this mockingbird grow up from a newly fledged bird and watched his mother feed him. Lately, for the past couple of weeks, he gets attacked daily and the adults that attack him dig their claws into him. The poor bird couldn’t defend himself because he was very thin at the time. His feathers were matted and in horrible shape. He has gotten bigger since he has been visiting the peanut butter “swing” but still looks horrible. Any ideas? He has lost a lot of weight.

Help! What’s wrong with this mockingbird!

As can see from the photos this mockingbird is not in good shape. He gets attacked daily and the adults that attack him dig their claws into him. The poor bird couldn’t defend himself because he was very thin at the time. His feathers were matted and in horrible shape. He has gotten bigger since he has been visiting the peanut butter “swing”.

I also saw an adult mockingbird with no head feathers. It looks like a vulture! This isn’t normal in mockingbirds. (It is normal for blue jays and cardinals to lose their head feathers.) Please help! This is really concerning as there are lots of sick/injured birds in our yard!

Northern Mockingbird nest

Northern Mockingbird nest at Paul D Rushing Chain of Lakes. Update: Tweet and Barney haven’t hatched yet. I hope they hatch soon! This nest is near the side of the road in between two ditches.

Tweet and Barney

Tweet and Barney. Tweet is the lighter one and Barney is the darker one.

Mockingbird loves peanut butter!

This little mockingbird loves to eat the peanut butter I put out.

Tweet and Barney

Mockingbird nest with 2 eggs and used nest needs ID

Baby Mockingbird eating peanut butter

Baby mockingbird eating peanut butter.

Don’t Mess With Texas

A little Texas Mockingbird learning to be a proper state bird and enjoying some yummy mealworm suet.

Mockingbird Nest

we visited this nest and it was destroyed.

Unknown nest outcome

On June 9th we discovered a mockingbird nest with four eggs. We visited it again on June 14th. We visited a 3rd time on June 29th and were surprised to see the destroyed nest. Do you think that the eggs hatched and the babies fledged? We had a really bad storm with almost 60-mile winds.

FEED ME!

Mockingbird fledgling yelling at its mother to feed it.

Fledgling Mockingbird

A baby Mockingbird. Trying to hunt for insects, wing-flashing. In case you’re wondering what the ‘toy’ was, she was playing with a clip for holding a bag of bread closed.

Mockingbird Nest

I first thought the nest was empty. I did as was suggested by other nest watchers and took a video of the nest. Was surprised to see four Mockingbird eggs. Was close to the dog park.

Northern Mockingbirds – Nest at Cranberry Elementary

Northern Mockingbirds

There was a Mockingbird nest in my yard and the four babies fledged a couple weeks ago – I wonder if this is one of the fledglings from that nest?

Northern Mockingbird

Mama and daddy Mockingbird have been busy bringing food to their four babies – here comes another mouthful!

Baby Mockingbirds

The babies are a week old now and growing so fast!

Mockingbird Nest

All four babies in the nest 06/26/18

Mockingbird Nest

Three of the four babies hatched the morning of 06/23/18!

Mockingbird Nest

Found one more egg in the nest on 06/15/18

Mockingbird Nest

Had watched a Mockingbird building a nest in this small bush at the front corner of our house – I found eggs in the nest on 06/10/18.

Northern Mockingbird Nest

Northern Mockingbird

Nesting site of Northern Mockingbird with 3 young in nest.

Northern Mockingbirds 6 days old

These 3 eggs hatched 6 days ago. All 3 are thriving. Eyes open, but no sounds quite yet.

Norther Mockingbirds hatch day

All three Northern Mockingbird eggs hatched today.

Mimus polyglottos hatchlings

Mimus polyglottos eggs

4 Northern Mockingbird eggs in a rose bush.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology