Both the male and female are involved in the nest building. The male does most of the work, while the female perches on the shrub or tree where the nest is being built to watch for predators. The nest is built approximately three to ten feet above the ground. The outer part of the nest is composed of twigs, while the inner part is lined with grasses, dead leaves, moss, or artificial fibers. The eggs are a light blue or greenish color and speckled with dots. The female lays three to five eggs, and she incubates them for nearly two weeks. Once the eggs are hatched, both the male and female will feed the chicks.
Immagini molto apprezzate.
Grazie mille. Un saluto. 🙂
Love the juvenile on the bird bath! 🙂
They always drink water. Thank you, Donna. 🙂
Wonderful details about how they work together. We’ve had nesting mockingbirds this year as we always do, in the bushes in front of our house. Sadly one of the baby birds was taken by a hawk the other day – and boy, were the adults furious with that hawk! I’d love to get your perspective on which kind of hawk it was if you get a chance to look at my post, HJ☺️.
I’m sorry about the nestling mockingbird. Of course, I will look at your post gladly. Thank you, Carol. 🙂