The other night I snuck into my blind for a few minutes after I mowed the grass. The little Palm Warblers were quick to hop out and enjoy the bugs that I stirred up with my mower. I think they enlisted themselves to help with the yard service…
The mockingbird knows that I’ve been wanting to photograph birds on the American Beautyberry bush this fall. He knows that I keep going out after dinner and waiting for them to hop up for a berry. He knows he’s been avoiding me during those times. SO I was happy when he started snacking while I was in the blind. He finally picked up a berry, held it in his beak for about five seconds, then glared at me as if to say, “Did you get that already!?” Then he ate it. Yep, I got it!
I’d been in the blind for a while before the Painted Buntings ventured out. A little “greenie” sat in the porterweed contemplating the jump to the feeder.
The light faded quickly and I had to go in. But not before the Palm Warblers reminded me how tiny they are. One stood next to a blade of grass that I missed with the mower. The grass was taller than he was. Maybe he was encouraging me to do a neater job next time! ;-)