Yummy! Fruit snack!

This was an interesting experience. I saw the baby Mockingbird first. I was taking pics and it started raising its wings and chirping. The next thing I saw in the viewfinder was mama bird with something red in her mouth. She was feeding the baby a wild strawberry. I saw her pick one. It was so cool!

There was a lot going through my mind, while getting these shots. I kept thinking about MaryBeth, another 365er, getting attacked by a mockingbird. I was thinking it was going to hurt, LOL! I also was thinking I was glad the cats weren't around. I tried to stay as still as I could and not make any sudden movements. She never flew at me, but she did keep an eye on me. :0)

Thank you for your kind comments on yesterday's butterfly pic!

If you have time, I'm posting a close up of the baby. I took it while mama was looking after another baby.
http://365project.org/cjwhite/my-little-world/04-24-2012
Wow, I was going to say lucky catch, but I expect it was actually the result of patience and perseverance.
posted April 24th, 2012  
Awesome capture!
posted April 25th, 2012  
Well done with this beautiful shot. I love the red of the strawberry and the flare of the baby's wing feathers. Such a sweet moment to catch. Definite fav.
posted April 25th, 2012  
Such an awesome catch!
posted April 25th, 2012  
Wow--how in the world--that is so cool. Love it.
posted April 25th, 2012  
What an awesome catch! amazing composition!
posted April 25th, 2012  
Look at him stretch those legs and reach! Adorable. New life begins .. and watch out for that Mama. That's her "little cub" there. :)
posted April 25th, 2012  
FAV - That is amazing. Bonus for the strawberry!
posted April 25th, 2012  
Oh how cute. A least she's feeding her baby nutritious food...lol.
posted April 25th, 2012  
:) Cool
posted April 25th, 2012  
Fabulous capture!
posted April 25th, 2012  
cute
posted April 25th, 2012  
What a great catch!
posted April 25th, 2012  
Adorable
posted April 25th, 2012  
Great pop of red!
posted April 25th, 2012  
fabulous capture
posted April 25th, 2012  
Great shot, so sweet to see mom in the act.
posted April 25th, 2012  
OMG, how great is that. Fav.
posted April 25th, 2012  
Awesome capture. I am glad the adult did not attack you, but "posed" instead.
posted April 25th, 2012  
CAROLYN!!!! This picture should be in National Geographic! I can't believe you were able to SEE this and much less, be able to take a picture of it! DAMN GIRL! Forgive my unladylike enthusiasm but I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'M JEALOUS! (So, you know, and it's obvious, I'm not the cool and collected type. Can you tell? HAHA!) Clickin FAV right now. :)
posted April 25th, 2012  
How fabulous!! What an amazing capture Carolyn!!
posted April 25th, 2012  
Wow. Are they nesting on the ground?
posted April 25th, 2012  
Now, that's an action shot! Lucky you getting to watch all of this!! FAV
posted April 25th, 2012  
@webfoot No, they were leaving the nest. This one was smaller than the other one I saw. The bigger one was really fast for a little bird.
posted April 25th, 2012  
What an amazing shot!
posted April 25th, 2012  
Oh that is great! The red strawberry is great works nearly as well as selective colouring.
posted April 25th, 2012  
Thats a cool shot. Wonderful pop of red in its beak. Nice capture.
posted April 25th, 2012  
GREAT shot! (this reminds me of unfortunate toddler meltdowns at the restaurant)
posted April 25th, 2012  
Wow! Amazing capture!
posted April 25th, 2012  
Gorgeous shot! Look like mummy bird is doing a great job of finding food!
posted April 25th, 2012  
Great stuff…. +fav
posted April 25th, 2012  
It's always so fascinating to watch young wildlife.
posted April 25th, 2012  
awesomely awesomely awesome faved
posted April 25th, 2012  
Totally awesome shot....amazing you were at the right place at the right time. Mockingbirds are my favorite bird and in our neighborhood are the most protective of their nests. I'd love to hear your friends story of being attacked by a mockingbird. I've seen them attack hawks, cats, vultures and squirrels but never people or dogs.....yet! This one is a fav.
posted April 25th, 2012  
A precious experience...i always find it amazing and touching the way the stray dogs in my workplace care for their babies and the hardship they go through to protect them. And I always feel a bit bereft for the mothers when their babies are stolen.
posted April 25th, 2012  
Perfect!!!! Great moment caught in this pic. Great shot!
posted April 25th, 2012  
Brilliant moment you caught!
posted April 25th, 2012  
wonderful find and precious picture....
posted April 25th, 2012  
What a wonderful capture, a sure Fave!
posted April 25th, 2012  
Stunting , Wow . awesome . fabulous
posted April 25th, 2012  
Beautiful shot .. Very cute!
posted April 25th, 2012  
Wow! That's a great capture!
posted April 25th, 2012  
Wonderful capture!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Wow! What a great capture. Lucky you. I've not seen any mockingbird until they are the flash of gray I see every now and then chasing other birds from my feeders. I remember as a kid in Mississippi who the mockingbirds were always chasing cats.
posted April 26th, 2012  
Glad you survived the shot without getting attacked!
posted April 26th, 2012  
So glad this made the popular page!
posted April 26th, 2012  
wow, what a great capture!
posted April 26th, 2012  
faved.
posted April 26th, 2012  
@beckys Thank you, Becky! :0)
posted April 26th, 2012  
Wow, talk about perfect timing. Great shot
posted April 26th, 2012  
Fab - natural history in action - they seem so vulnerable down on the ground though - won't the baby get eaten up by something!?
posted April 26th, 2012  
Wonderful capture!
posted April 26th, 2012  
What timing! Fantastic!
posted April 26th, 2012  
this is a fabulous picture. I hope one of your cats don't find it! I had to rescue a baby rabbit from one of mine the other day. fav
posted April 27th, 2012  
I love those upturned wings on the chick. What a great catch. Congrats. I see you have two on the Pop page today. Double Pop!
posted April 27th, 2012  
So cute! I love watching the parents feeding their babies.
posted May 23rd, 2012  
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