Tag Archives: Mockingbird

~The B’s~

Bugs, Butterflies and a Bird

Beetle
Beetle

In the forest, who knows what you will see,

While on a hike, or riding a bike;

Hear,  f eel,  just be.

 ~

A bird singing a song, 

A bug traveling along;

Hear,  feel,  just be.

~ 

A butterfly drinking nectar, 

A beetle saying, don’t give me a lecture;

Hear, feel,  just be.

 ~

A flower looking forlorn

A deep, red bloom reborn;

Hear, feel,  just be.

~

In the forest, who knows what you will see,

Hear, feel,  just be.

Red Admiral "May I help you?" "Which way would you like to hike?"
Red Admiral, VP in charge of direction.”May I help you?” “Which way would you like to hike?” 

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
I have not been close enough to birds to get any photos. Lucky I got this one!
Yellow Wildflowers
Yellow Wildflowers and a Bug
Clouded Sulphur
Clouded Sulphur
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
A little beat-up!
One still blooming with a spider calling it home!
One still blooming with a spider calling it home!
Sumac bloom
Sumac bloom
I’am sure there is a bug in there somewhere.
Past their prime, but still pretty!
Past their prime, but still pretty!
Red Admiral
Red Admiral

I took these photos in Ray Roberts Lake State Park.

All photos: SkyeRiver Photography ©Sheila de Laneuville

Happy Veterans Day

 To All Vets

Thank You

For your service and what you do to keep this country safe and FREE!

Thanks and much Love to my vet!

“The Reward is the Journey”

SBS:~Mockingbird~

Sheila’s Bird Shots: ~ Northern Mockingbird ~

~ I'am sure you can't see me ~
~ I’am sure you can’t see me ~

     Growing up in the South the Northern Mockingbird was a common sight. As a kid I enjoyed its repertoire of notes and mimicking vocals. It is a beautiful songbird with a huge personality.

     The Mockingbird will defend a large territory, up to two acres, and often will chase just about anything that happens to cluelessly meander into its home base.  An area this large it must keep darn busy. 

     I have been dive-bombed many times. Birds, dogs and cats watch out it will peck you on the head, on the butt, and everywhere in between if you get anywhere near its nest.

     Sitting from a high perch the Mockingbird likes to sing when other birds are peacefully roosting. If you have ever laid awake at night with the window open and are lucky enough to live in the Northern Mockingbird’s range, you probably have been lulled to sleep by its pleasing, repetitive song.

     As an adult, I enjoy seeing and hearing this enchanting songbird. Its presence always brings back delightful memories for me of playing in the yard and climbing trees. 

     Don’t you wish we could climb trees again with nothing more to worry about than getting harassed by a Northern Mockingbird?

Northern Mockingbird had enough of me (taken in Jonathan Dickinson State Park)
Northern Mockingbird had enough of me (taken in Jonathan Dickinson State Park)