I was quite amazed when I saw that a mockingbird was making a nest right outside my front window in my rose bush. We won’t discuss the nest that was built in my fence and what happened to that. I also thought that late May was an odd time for them to lay eggs but found that they build several nests during the mating season. I also found out that it is generally the male that builds the nest. Here is a video of papa making sure it is comfy. (Note: Most of the pictures were taken through my window so are not a great quality)
It was not long before there were 2 little eggs laying in the nest and then 2 more the next day.
It was hard to catch the mama or daddy feeding them but did once or twice, here is the video. They usually flew away before I could grab the camera and get into position. I really enjoyed sitting in my chair and opening the blinds just enough to watch them every day.
As the two little ones grew I could see one especially testing its wings and jumping about the nest. The day after I took this video it was no longer in the nest. The very next day the next one jumped from the rose bush and toddled off. I can hear at least one in my firebush in the back yard and today caught a glimpse of it while talking with a friend.
Watching the nest being built to the babies flying off has been a gift to me from Yehovah and I am grateful for the experience.