Things were ’bout to become interesting.
On the left we have the Northern Mockingbird, and the European Starling on the right.
The mockingbird is first to enter the arena, and issues a dare to the starling.
The starling calls for back up, and its tag-team partner arrives for the cage match.
The opponents size up the competition.
The mockingbird slanders the starling’s mother…
…then takes his leave.
Thanks for visiting and leaving your comments during the interruption of our regularly-scheduled program. I’ve missed keeping up with your posts; it’s good to be home. I found a few new things around the backyard upon my return, and will be sharing them with you over the next few days.
We observed this Northern Mockingbird having lunch with us at Schlotzsky’s Deli.
I’m at our daughter’s again this week, driving her homeschooled students to their SOL testing site. And getting my daily Bailey!
I’ve learned that armadillo’s eyes are very sensitive to light. Andy should love it here, we have seen mostly rainy days since his arrival. For more of Andy’s journeys and to meet his “mom,” please visit: http://lenorediane.com/
and click on “Adventures of Andy.”
He’s a curious critter, wanted to know what was all the fuss about birds. I prepared a vantage point for him, and now he’s a regular bird watcher, too.
Watching for birds
The brown thrasher came by for a visit.
Andy thinks he and the brown thrasher would make a good insect-and-worm-hunting team.
Then he asked where all the noise was coming from. I directed his attention to the roof peak–the northern mockingbird was sharing his song repertoire.
Andy rode along on a trip to the library. I inadvertently mentioned “bookworms.” He was disappointed to find the library a place filled with books, rather than worms. I think he was getting hungry!