Speaking of Mother's Day, look what my parents found buried deep inside one of my dad's rose bushes:
Those are mockingbird eggs. Just before I took this picture we watched the parent birds join forces with a gang of blackbirds and chase off a large hawk. That kept them distracted for long enough that I was able to snap a couple of pictures. Talk about a safe nest-- it's surrounded by wicked sharp thorns!
I hope all the mothers out there reading have had a nice day!
Those mockingbirds must be good parents to find such a thorny safe place for their nest. Their eggs are pretty. Have a lovely Sunday.ReplyDelete
I have never seen mockingbird eggs. hope the fur/feather kids gave you something nice for mother's day.ReplyDelete
lovely photos - thank you.ReplyDelete
Why, you will never guess, I have mockingbird eggs on my post too! The photo was from two years ago and I wasn't sure if they were the Mockingbirds but now I know for sure, thank you. My Dad was so excited over this nest, he died in February, I really miss him. Happy you had such a nice Mothers day!ReplyDelete
I hope you had a very nice visit. I'm sure you did.ReplyDelete
That was so nice of you to drive over to see your mother on American Mother's Day. British Mother's Day was on March 22nd.ReplyDelete
I was just telling a Spanish friend about mockingbirds. She knew the song but didn’t know they were real birds!ReplyDelete
Jennifer- you nurture so many around you. I hope you took a little moment, at least, to honor yourself.ReplyDelete
Mockingbirds! that is really nifty! The lilies are nice, what a nice gift.ReplyDelete
Great pics and you're such a sweet daughter.ReplyDelete