The mockingbird surprised me with a visit again. It was here eating Winterberries. I’m glad I have 5 bushes covered with them. There could be an interesting war over the berries this summer. I’ve had robins and bluebirds fighting over them before. Many years ago I had a pair of mockers nesting in my yard. They considered the crabapple tree theirs and drove off all other birds. I have only a few crabapples left on the big tree but the new tree out front is covered. I’d love the mocker to stay! I got pictures of it this time.
As for other birds, I do have several Tree Sparrows and lots of Juncos. Otherwise it’s the regulars. The other day I was invited to “teach” my niece’s daycare class about birds. What fun. I brought lots of my bird photos to share. I’d love to inspire a new generation of birders. I’m giving my 4 year old niece kids binoculars, bird ID books, and feeders for Christmas. Here’s hoping. Get them while they’re young. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --