Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mockingbird fledglings

The first mockingbird fledglings of the spring at UNO and in my hood have made it out of their nests, and are relentlessly soliticing food from their parents.  A mockingbird fledgling makes little effort to conceal its hunger, producing a high frail sssseeeeeeee endlessly as the parents scramble around hunting for food.

Since the nesting cycle takes 3+ weeks from the start of incubation to leaving the nest, these birds are from nests that began around the middle of March.

Mockingbirds in our area can produce as many as three successful broods in a nesting season; these birds may be at it through August.


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