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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Meet M and M


While some people have alarm systems- we on the other hand- have a pair of Mockingbirds.


Who sound alarms, chasing other birds and even our locale rabbit out of the yard. But they both hide when the Red-shouldered hawk is near.


I named them Molly and Monty Mockingbird. I must admit after all these years I can not tell them apart. We enjoy watching as they both raise their young ones.
Neither Molly nor Monty have ever buzzed us or our dog Crissy Girl while we do our yard chores. But if we get to close to the baby's they will squawk to let us know to back-off which we do.

Think Happy thoughts.. spring is coming :)

23 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

now those are great yard birds. :)

Karen said...

Great shots and I love their names!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love their names, too! And such wonderful shots! Thanks for the smiles!!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful photos of M and M! It's great that you can all enjoy each others company without coming to harm.

Betsy Adams said...

Ahhhhh----cute birds and I love their names. I named our Red-bellied Woodpeckers Pete and Petunia..... ha ha

Have a good week, Pam.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mary said...

They're wonderful, and sound as though they're also very smart. Some birds don't see the hawks coming! And you've given them such special names. :) You be happy too. You probably aren't super cold like we are out here!

Brian King said...

That's cool they've been around for so long! Great photos!

Tammy said...

That is a fine couple to share your yard with! The Mockers can make some noise! Great photos, Pam!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

How exciting to have mocking birds living in the backyard. Great photos!

EG CameraGirl said...

One of my favourite birds and would you believe I have recently seen two northern mockingbirds in Ontario? Today the temperature is -20•F so I do hope they are okay!

Giga said...

Ptaki mają swoje imiona i wspaniałe zdjęcia. Piekna rodzinka. Pozdrawiam.
Birds have their names and great photos. Beautiful family. Yours.

Sandra said...

i am ashamed to say, i have at times yelled out the back door, enough already with the singing, can you pick another tune? ours get quite loud and also sing the same songs over and over and over. i also have conversations with the male cardinal who whistles for the dogs a long time.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'll take those alarm clocks any time! Love that they return every year...they picked a perfect location.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos of M and M! Love their names! Nice that they have been around for so long and wake you every morning.

Lynn said...

M & M are great pets . . . no vet bills . . . thanks for sharing.

Two Old Birds said...

Reallly have to love M&M. We have one thar mimics a siren.

Allison said...

There you are, Pam i am!

Jan n Jer said...

Even birds have a trusting nature. We have them in our yard during spring and summer I love to hear them sing during the day...but not in the middle of the night, which happens alot!

Wally Jones said...

It wouldn't be Florida without our Mockingbirds!
Great series and post, Pam!

Donna said...

They can be noisy birds, but your must have some manners! Nice photos of them!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Oh my how wonderful! Great shots!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

We use to have a pair, but that was ages ago. They do like to dive-bomb! Nice shots!

Pat Tillett said...

Nice photos of some very intelligent and entertaining birds...
Out here, they are also referred to as "cat birds." Mostly because they always seem to dive bomb cats. Unfortunately, sometimes they get too close.

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