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Northern Mockingbird In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Northern Mockingbird In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs,
they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

— from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Northern Mockingbird   1 comment

Northern Mockingbird in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

One of the most familiar birds in the Sonoran Desert is the Northern Mockingbird. They hunt insects and spiders eat a wide variety of fruits;
berries of lantana and pyracantha are mainstays. Males and females have similar plumage: nearly uniform gray except for long dark tail
and white patch in open wing. Males are the singers that often practice all night long on a concatenation of bird songs borrowed
from a variety of other bird species. Three plants in particular produce fruit attractive to mocking birds: Desert Mistletoe,
Fremont Thornbush, and Desert Hackberry.

Mockingbird On Saguaro Blossom   2 comments

Northern Mockingbird On Saguaro Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne


You Look One Way, I’ll Look The Other   3 comments

You Look One Way, I’ll Look The Other (Northern Mockingbird & Phainopepla) — Image by kenne

“All of us–bright atheists and committed religionists–need to wake now and hear the earth call . . . .
We need to give and receive as love shows us how, join with each pilgrim who quests for the true,
give heed to the voices of the suffering, awaken our consciences with justice as our guide,
and work toward a planet transformed by our care.”

Scotty McLennan

Sabino Canyon Mockingbird   Leave a comment

Mockingbird DSC_1531 blog IISabino Canyon Mockingbird — Image by kenne

Northern mockingbird by name,
I call him Sabino Canyon
because that’s where I saw him
atop what may be a favorite
berry eating perch as evidenced by
the seed dropping beneath him.

— kenne

Mockingbird In The Canyon   Leave a comment

Northern Mockingbird-0631 blogNorthern Mockingbird In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Early morning walk
Birds announcing a new day
I celebrate life.


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mockingbird-0289-blogNorthern mockingbirds feed primarily on desert mistletoe berries during the Sonoran desert winter.
— Images by kenne

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

— Joseph Campbell

Northern Mockingbird   5 comments

Northern Mockingbird (1 of 1) blogNorthern Mockingbird In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Mockingbird, in the tree,
will you spread your wings for me?
Will you sing and call and fly,
through the trees and to the sky,
soaring where none dare to go,
but the mockingbird happens to know,
the secrets to freedom,
the knowledge of life,
cutting the air,
sharp as a knife.
He closes his wings,
with their felt white tips,
as I put a finger to my lips.
The secrets and knowledge of life itself,
are better sought out by yourself,
but I will find out happily,
if you raise your wings for me.

–Nicole and MJ

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