Wild Bird Wednesday
|February 24, 2015, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA|
The Northern Mockingbird's scientific name, Mimus polyglottos, means many-tongued mimic. They are excellent imitators of other bird's songs. Their range covers much of the United States and the extreme southeastern parts of Canada.
They can be found in residential areas, parks, and open country with thickets. For nesting they build a cup of sticks and weed stems in a bush or low tree. They usually raise 2 or 3 broods per season.
They eat insects, worms, spiders, fruit, frogs, lizards, and small snakes. You can attract Mockingbirds by planting berry-producing plants, providing water, and hanging suet feeders.
I is for Inclement: cold, wet
I think inclement is too mild a term for last Thursday's sleet that covered the ground with a solid sheet of ice. Businesses and schools were closed. Thankfully it began to melt the next day.
Our dog loved it! She would roll over on her back, wiggling back and forth to slide around on the ice. It was so funny to watch!
|Prentiss county, Mississippi, March 5, 2015|
|Hardin county, Tennessee, USA|
I saw this interesting bird house near the Tennessee River.
Have a wonderful day!
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