Tuesday, May 12, 2015

{52 snapshots of life} #teach

you may remember, in my #spring post i mentioned that a pair of mockingbirds had built a nest in our orange tree. well the babies were born! have hatched! i am adding this post to the 52 snapshots of life blog hop because as they grow, their parents have so much to teach them.

i took a quick peek into the tree while the parents were hunting for food. i knew they would only be gone for a moment so i only peeked long enough to snap this picture:
"feed me!"

here is a little snippet of how they sound calling for their lunch:

a week later, baby #1 has feathers and has left the nest. baby #2 is still in the nest.

mom & dad come and go all day, feeding their babies:

so where is bailey during all this, you ask? i kept her away from the orange tree and out of that section of yard completely. i don't know what her reaction to the hopping, chirping baby bird would have been but i wasn't going to take the chance to find out! plus, the parents are very protective over their babies. i saw them attacking a squirrel that got too close for comfort. they chased him clear off our property, squawking and poking him the entire time!

want to see more mockingbird pictures? stay tuned!

thanks to the lazy pitbull for hosting 52 snapshots of life blog hop.
19 weeks down, 33 to go!

until we meet again my friends-


  1. oh they are the sweetest! I have never seen baby mockingbirds before! Sooo adorable!

  2. How exciting to have those birds in your tree, babies are so cute. Hope cats don't come around while the babies are learning to fly.

  3. Yes! please show more mockingbird babies!!!

  4. GREAT series. how wonderful be part of this new cycle of life, granny

  5. Wow, great pictures!! They're so little and cute!!

  6. I just had little Cardinals hatch in a Tea Olive tree in my backyard. I got to see them all hop out of the nest and fly away :) I didn't get any pictures, though - those are fantastic!