New Neighbors

On June 1, I noticed a small bundle of sticks in the sago palm outside of my kitchen window.  As I watched, a pair of mockingbirds returned with a few more sticks and began construction on their nest.  I’ve decided to document their progress and new family.

June 1 – Some sticks

June 2 – Looking more like a nest

June 4 – I couldn’t get a clear shot but there’s a piece of my yarn in there.  I offered up a clump of scrap yarn and I think they tried to placate me by using one piece.

June 5 – Two eggs

June 6 – Three eggs

June 7 – Four eggs

I’ve been trying to get a picture of mama sitting on her nest, but she flies off rather quickly when I come out the back door.  I can’t wait until the eggs hatch and we have little birdies hanging outside our kitchen!  I’m a tiny bit concerned about how she will react if Bean goes outside on her own, however, because mockingbirds can be rather nasty.  Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that I don’t have to worry about that!

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