Well, while eating our breakfast today, we had another birdwatching adventure. Since I have been staying in more again because of this Covid-19 pandemic, there have been no trips to watch birds. No birds, no posts. Thankfully, Dr. Johnson (JJSJ) and William Wise have been adding post here.
With the heat of summer, the birds are less frequent this time of year. Many migrate north, but they will return this fall. Also thankfully, there are those who are resident birds and hang around. Today was a show of Northern Mockingbirds. When we moved here recently, I brought a Beautyberry shrub with me. My neighbor helped me prune it, and it is the best it has ever been. I have been watching the little berries develop, and now, some of them are ripening up.
“For at the window of my house I looked out through my lattice,” [double sliding door] (Proverbs 7:6 NASB)
First a few White Ibises walked through the yard, and then the Mockingbirds started to appear. I have only seen one most of the time. Must be something about those berries that brought the whole family in. Before breakfast was over, five had come in at once. Three of them seem like juveniles or almost mature, the other two, I assume are the adults.
Here are some of the photos I took while sitting at the breakfast table:
American White Ibises checking for whatever:
Northern Mockingbirds on the hook and the Beautyberry plant:
All these visitors made for an entertaining and blessed start to our day. Here is a video of some of this activity. All from my chair at breakfast.
Video of Mockingbirds:
And video of Juvenile Mockingbird