Sunday, April 20, 2008
Trouble on Mockingbird Hill
See the forensic evidence in the photo. One of our two mockingbirds got done in this past week by a predator. I think a mockingbird is too big for a neighborhood cat to kill. I do think that the coopers hawk that landed on the basement railing came back to claim his prey. We had really enjoyed our pair of mocking birds. The male mockingbird has at least 15 different bird songs in his song book and I think the female had started to make a nest for laying eggs this spring. Now I don't know what will happen. Will the widow/widower take a new mate? (I don't know which one got taken out by the coopers hawk---the male or the female.) Time will tell I guess. In the meantime I have just a few feathers left to remind me of my avian friend.