Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Mockingbird and the Grape

When I got up this morning it was 5 degrees. I went out
and shoveled the snow from the sidewalk and replenished the
water in the bird bowl and put out green grapes and some
apples. It didn't take long for the fruit to freeze.
Mr. Mockingbird is not sure he wants to sample these.
He's giving them the 'evil' eye.

Hey! These grapes are frozen!

Maybe if I step on them....

I can't believe it.... are they really frozen?

What's wrong with this woman, doesn't she know it's
5 degrees out here.

Check out my tongue..

Isn't it cool! I can hold a piece right on the tip of my beak

frozen or not...these grapes are pretty darn good

It takes a long time to eat one of these..
Excuse me while I stick out my tongue one more time
Not that I ran out of sayings, but isn't this bird just gorgeous?
I love his beautiful eye, his white and black wing patches...

He seemed to be performing just for me.

I took way too many pictures and posted just as many.

What's up with this tongue thing?
Northern Mockingbirds are often seen alone. They are aggressive
and will defend their food supply. They can also imitate most
other birds and will sit very high up in a tree or on top of a pole
and sing many bird songs to impress a mate.

I'm so glad you've come to my feeder Mr. Mockingbird.
You are welcome anytime.
To be greeted with birdsong on a cold winter's day
warms the heart and feeds the soul with a comfort food that only nature can provide.
author unknown

To God be the Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

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Lynne said...

These are great pix! I love the frozen bits of grape stuck to his beak. They sure are handsome.

Craig Glenn said...

Bravo Jalynn! what a great story and photo series! I posted a mockingbird today also, but you blew me away! Very well done.


Craig Glenn said...

LOL I see you just visited my blog! thank you so much for stopping by. It means so much to me. I watch for your postings every day and really enjoy your work!

Best wishes,

HANNIBAL said...

Oh my, what a great post today! I knew you would post mockers, since I came from Craigs blog, & just knew it would be good! Funny, frozen grapes stuck to his bill!

Bird Girl said...

What a fun photo shoot - watching your mocker eat frozen grapes - he is quite a handsome bird! I'm glad you went out in the cold and filled his tray! Cute!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A beautiful series of pictures.I can almost hear the Mockingbird say those things too.This is certainly a beautiful bird.

NCmountainwoman said...

Nope. Not too many pictures at all. I loved every single one.

Tina said...

Wonderful series of pictures, love the shots with its tongue sticking do you get them to eat those grapes!! Your magic touch I guess, I put out grapes and they eat around them!! lol. what is your secret!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Mockingbirds are something like blue jays in their willingness to try new things if the size is right.

Marsha said...

I can't put into words how much I enjoyed this photo story! The photos are wonderful but your narrative made my day :-)

CountryDreaming said...

What a charming saga of a bird and his breakfast of frozen grape on a cold winter morning. It's appreciating the little things in life that make it so enjoyable. Excellent photography and storytelling!

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