He looks beautiful, doesn't he?
uhhuh...yup, pretty, even.
In fact, a few states have deemed him to be their state bird!!
But I am guessing whoever made THAT decision
did NOT have one of these feathered foes in the tree next to THEIR bedroom
and did NOT have this MOCKER of all manner of sounds
screaming like a banshee from 10p.m........through the night
and all day long
save for a few hours from the start of darkness until 10 p.m.!!!!
did you know that mockingbirds can mimic a car alarm???
did you know that they stand on the highest branch of the tree so even IF
you had something like a water hose or harsher, you could never reach him??
I'm just saying.
I bet you didn't know that even the white noise machine that people (me) often use to sleep
is not loud enough to mask his repertoire...at 10 p.m....at midnight...at 2 a.m....
and because there are not a lot of other sounds out there at that time...
HE IS THE ONLY THING YOU HEAR!!!!
oh, and when you Google what to do about a mockingbird,
what you find are questions
on how to get RID of them!!
And now....for all who inquired,
littlelambielottie escaped the DOD
She only had to spend one whacky day there.
I could not subject her
to more than that.
She is safe, back at the nest,
where the only intrusion to her littlelambielife
is the occasional antics of the resident bratcat.
Speaking of furballs,
look at what my darling DIL found while son was away on business.
Furchild #1 'Moshie'
decided she was the Queen of THE WILD THINGS
and parked herself right on the shelf with them
then she decided to have a talk to the biggest of the batch......
......but once she gave him a piece of her mind and set the rules down....
She, herself, settled down for a Queenly rest...
but don't...for a minute...think she is not watching you!!
PHOTOS COURTESY OF RYAN & ALICIA...& MOSHIE
Posted by Rella