Listen to the Mockingbird . . .

parent mockingbird watches over her babies  in the hedge bush

parent mockingbird watches over her babies
in the hedge bush

Baby Mockingbird

Baby Mockingbird

parent mockingbird

Baby Mockingbird

Baby Mockingbird

watches over the young
after August rain

hedge bush sways in breeze
parent bird carries insects
to the baby birds

the mockingbird’s sound
not the song of another —
keeps her babies hid

© Freeda Baker Nichols

10 comments on “Listen to the Mockingbird . . .

  1. Dorothy Johnson says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen baby mockingbirds either. I think your photography is good as well as your verse. We have a mocker that hangs out around our deck.


  2. spunkonastick says:

    Nothing else sounds like them!


  3. Gayle says:

    Beautiful observations, Freeda. I’ve been a ‘Birdie’ for a long time. It’s peaceful to watch these creatures, living on another plane.


    • A very pleasant part of my day is watching for the bluebird who claims my front yard trees as his territory. Haven’t seen him in a few days The rain came, and then we moved our bird feeder to the front yard. Sparrows and other birds came in flocks to feed, and now I’m wondering if they drove the bluebird away. 😦 Going to move the feeder back to the east side of the house.


  4. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    Such a good mocking bird mama 🙂


    • These are the first mockingbird babies I’ve ever seen. Darrel was mowing and I heard the mother bird calling to her little ones. Then I noticed one of them in the hedge bush and soon I saw a second one higher up in the bush. The mama bird brought them insects she’d found in the new-mown grass. I snapped lots of photos. It was awesome. I’ve never been a bird-watcher but I’ve enjoyed taking their photos this summer. New hobby! But I have the experience of writing haiku or senryu to go with the pictures.


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