“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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I've never grown birds with birdseed





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These are not 'seed eaters'...and as much as I've tried to 'seed' the yard with wild bird food...all that comes up are weeds --no birds evolve from planting birdseed! I love watching 'em. No, not the leftover seed germinating; the birds!! Here is my Camera Critter photo for the weekend. It was singing to me ever so beautifully. It's Spring here in the Coastal Bend and we're having new growth in the trees, bushes and plants in our yard. This mockingbird [Texas's state bird] has been busy. Scouting out a place for a nest I believe. Oh what a glorious, wonderful song it can sing!!!








POSTED: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 4:00 A.M.

32 comments :

  1. lol that's funny! I never thought of it that way. We had the prettiest robin in our backyard yesterday but as soon as I got the camera out he flew off.
    Happy 6WS,
    ~Autumn

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  2. Beautiful shot! I've been off working on a project and have missed commenting on your wonderful crazy blog!

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  3. haha, never thought of it that way!

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  4. ~gorgeous little bird you have...beautiful photo...brightest blessings~

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  5. I'm hosting Fun Monday the next 2 weeks! Please come and play!

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  6. If I grew a bird from birdseed, I wouldn't know what to feed it. Your picture is great.

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  7. The mockingbird is a cool bird, I heard they like fruit. It is ncie that he/she is singing for you!

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  8. Anni, Awesome that spring has come to your area. I am awaiting her arrival anxiously. I'm tired of winter even though we had little snow. There were some weeks of frigid weather, but for the most part this winter hasn't been bad. We are getting snow flurries as I type, but nothing will come of it. We usually have had a large snow fall by now.

    Love the mockingbird photo. Great shot. Enjoy your day.

    If you have time, pop over to my blog. You'll like my post today.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  9. What a pretty bird, we get a lot of chickadees and robins in our yard, this summer I am adding new feeders to see what I can attract.
    Have a great weekend
    Diane

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  10. What a pretty bird - nice shot! My birdseed has never sprouted birds either...

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  11. Beautiful shot!
    I love your header, too, having two of the Spotties!

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  12. G'morn ~ I have never seen a mockingbird here. He's a beauty.

    Happy Valentine's
    Have a loving weekend.
    Hugs, Marydon

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  13. Mockingbirds are crazy birds! Great photo!

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  14. I have seen so many awesome bird pictures and stories, I think I am going to have to pay closer attention to the birds around me. Clearly, I have been missing out! This is a beauty!

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  15. Mocking Birds, so I've read, sing constantly in the early Spring until they mate. Once there are eggs and until after the birds have fledged, they stop singing.
    We've had one on our feeder all winter. Since the Male and Female look a like, we may have more than one coming but only one at a time.
    It is interesting to see which birds give way to others. Some are more aggressive. The Mocking Bird only gives way to the Blue Jay or the Red Bellied Woodpecker.
    Mama Bear

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  16. Twitle dee dee dee dee twiddle dee dee oh oh...
    When the sun in the morning peeps over the hill
    And kisses the roses round my window sill
    Then my heart fills with gladness when I hear the trill
    Of the birds in the treetops on Mockin' Bird Hill
    Tra la la twitle dee dee dee it gives me a thrill
    To wake up in the morning to the mockin' bird's trill
    Tra la la twitle dee dee dee there's peace and good will
    You're welcome as the flowers on Mockin' Bird Hill
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    Happy 6WS! I enjoyed the post, yes Spring is here, 96% of the days now!
    ..

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  17. Spring is beginning to show itself here in Northern California as well.

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  18. LOL...so true my friend. So true. Cute little bird I must say :)

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  19. What a beautiful bird....and photo!!! I simply love the sounds of birds singing in the Spring time early in the morning. What a peaceful sound!! Okay, now I'm really ready for Spring to be here!!!

    Happy 6WS!!!

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  20. Interesting angle. Unlike some people, I love mockingbirds and love to listen to them. Wish we had more of them around here. Happy 6WS and Valentine's Day too!

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  21. Hi, Anni... loved your bird pic. I didn't realize it was the Texas state bird. Neat! Mockingbirds are also the state bird of Florida.

    Dropping by to with you a very Happy Valentine's Day!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  22. "I've never grown birds with bird seed". Very nicely put! :O) Love those sweet little feet.

    Have a blessed Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day!

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  23. I can hardly wait till spring!

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  24. I admire your, Anni for facing what's to come and being truthful about what you want. You inspire me! I understand you recently had a birthday, so Happy Birthday to you! All the best! :)

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  25. gorgeous pic....
    my mother-in-law does the same thing..
    it only seems to grow chipmunks and squirrels.
    LOL

    happy 6WS

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  26. You're probably planting them too deep.

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  27. Happy Valentine's Day Sweet Annie...
    I just wanted to drop by and let you know how very much you are loved by this old country gal. You bring such happiness to me each and every day that I come to visit you. I find beautiful photos, I get the best History lessons, and I have shared so much with you and Bud. We dine at the best resturaunts in Texas, I have walked many a morning on the sand and collected shells, and took some of the most interesting tours around. I have enjoyed watching you sketch so many photos. I just treasure you so very much, and I wanted to take the time today, to tell you just that.

    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ANNIE. I LOVE YOU. PLEASE BE MY VALENTINE.

    You are so precious, and I believe we need to tell our friends that today, don't wait for the right day to come, because you may just be a day late. Your blog touches my life every day. Thank you for allowing me to come for visits. What a joy it always is.

    Have a beautiful day sweetie. All my love...Sherry

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  28. So true...we can't grow birds with birdseed! teehee

    That was a lovely picture of a mockingbird. I love to listen to birds sing!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

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  29. hmmm,, me likes your new look....I may have to get you to whip me up something new.....

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  30. What a beautiful, close photo! I've never grown much of anything unless you count mold.

    Thanks for playing 6WS!

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