Outside our bathroom window is a glorious
Rose of Sharon.
It is full of thick green foliage
and waiting on the blossoms that make it so lovely.
It is where we hang three Hummingbird feeders each year!
The Hummingbirds have arrived and
are feeding daily from the bright red feeders.
The felines have already been spying them.
The distinct buzz their fragile wings make,
let the cats know when they are drinking the
"pure energy" in their feeders!
On Wednesday I noticed this trio was not leaving the window.
And again yesterday!
When I inspected further, by sitting on our front steps,
I saw a Mockingbird flying to the bush with a mouth-full
When she left to gather more nest-building material,
I inspected the bush and found the nest she is so
diligently working on!
The cats are in heaven.
The nest is almost eye level from the window,
letting every move that Mama Mock makes
an event for these felines.
They have chattered non-stop!
Three tails swishing..
back and forth, over and over.
But, eventually even a cat has to store up
a little energy.
Pippa and Sissy left the window to take a snooze.
And Mickey was the winner of the prime seat in the house.
He wasn't moving that pudgy little body for anything!
You can bet his feline dreams were filled with feathered creatures!
This weekend, J will put up a fence guard at the
mid-way section on the Rose of Sharon.
To keep critters from making breakfast of
Mama and Papa Mock and their soon-to-be brood!
I guess I need to move move the
Hummingbird feeders to the Honeysuckle Bush.
Mockingbirds are known for being very territorial.
Swooping down on humans and critters.
Along with the beautiful collection of songs they trill,
copying everything from other birds to the tunes insects sing,
they also are known for dive-bombing any enemy.
Which is probably how Brutus got that
little pecked, bald spot on the top of his head!
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I will be here tomorrow.
Asking you each a question!
I hope you will drop by and keep me company :)
Many hugs and kisses for all the sweet words
left on my last post.
You are each appreciated more than you know!