This young mockingbird was hopping around in the grape vine, cheeping plaintively.
He was quite insistent, and wasn't shy about letting his wants known.
And finally his patience was rewarded when mom (or is it dad?) arrives with something tasty. I was lucky to snap these photos. About five seconds after the last one was taken, both birds disappeared into the hedgerow opposite, and I haven't seen them since!
Once the mockingbirds had moved on, I was happy to see the Cardinal Kids show up. They both look a little moth-eaten at the moment, the male below especially, as they get their adult plumage.
Their beaks are starting to turn color as well - they were much darker a few days ago.
And finally, the Profusion zinnia is proving irresistible to several bumble bees (as well as butterflies, but I will keep that for another post).
I'm not positive which species of bumble bee these are, as there are 46 species. It may be Bombus auricomus, but I'm really not sure. If anyone knows, please let me know!
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Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.