Mockingbirds and a few other things, like this anole posing nicely on the “Welcome” garden sign by the herb pot.

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An unusual pair that stayed together most of the day–I saw them together several times. The little bird is a Common Ground-Dove and the larger one is a Mourning Dove. Both doves are usually seen in pairs, with a mate. These two different doves may not have had mates or may have been separated from mates, and the doves were more comfortable together than alone.

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I love to see little Ground doves. This one looks like it has new feathers growing in.

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Mockingbird on the post by the tomato pots.

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Checking the ground below for a meal.

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A look at the camera.

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Watching me.

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This mockingbird swooped down to the ground and raised its wings as it walked. There are theories that mockingbirds flash their wings like this to startle the insects they’re looking for, but no one really knows why they do it. My favorite photo for today.

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Searching for bugs.

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And coming up with a spider, which seems to be a favorite of mockingbirds–I’ve seen them with spiders many times.
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