I enjoy mockingbirds – especially their singing. However, this past week I was not happy with the one pictured above. It decided to take over the yard as its personal domain. For three days it chased all other birds from the feeders and wouldn’t even let them get close.
We finally used my homemade peanut butter suet, one of its favorite foods, to entice it into a live trap. Harry released it at the Lexington Arboretum. So far, the mockingbird hasn’t come back and the birds are at the feeders again. The male cardinals are also acting a bit territorial recently and I’m wondering if these are signs that spring is on the way.