Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Mockingbird's Favorite Summer Treats

It was our first watermelon of the season and we looked forward to sitting on the front porch with an ice cold slice of its sweet, juicy contents.  How unfortunate that the melon was overripe and mushy in the center. Rather than letting it go to waste, we placed a portion of it on the lawn, in plain view of the birds then watched to see if there were any takers.

The Mockingbirds loved it!  While the other birds ignored the mushy red stuff, the fruit-loving Mockingbirds couldn't get enough of it...


Mmmmmm, that's so good!  


So cold and sweet, what a great summertime treat!


Just try to take some, I dare ya!


What I want to know is...where do I find more of this stuff?

Since the Mockingbirds enjoy the melon so well, I share some with them each time I cut one.  I discovered they also love blueberries.  Fortunately, friends have given me blueberries from their bushes so I've had a ready supply.   I take delight in watching the birds enjoy their summer "treats"- just a little pay-back for all the times they've made me smile :)


Think I'll go for the melon first...it looks mouth-watering delicious!


These berries are pretty good, too...but I like the melon best!


Oh yes...what's more refreshing than sips of
 fresh, cool water during a hot summer day?  

I hope your summer is as delicious...
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24 comments:

  1. Nice shots. May have to try the melon rinds on our patio.

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    1. Thank you, Janice. Let me know if you have any takers.

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  2. I'm sure the Mocking birds were well pleased with their summer treat, and it was a good idea to try the birds with the mouth watering water melon. I usually put out apples for the blackbirds, but we do grow melons, so I'll try your strategy and see what happens.A lovely post Susan.:)

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    1. Thank you...let me know if you have any melon takers.

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  3. WOW! Well those birds are certainly near to getting their' five a day'. great shots.

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  4. What a sweet treat for the Mocker.. Love the photos. I will have try feeding the watermelon.. Have a happy day!

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    1. Have a great day, Eileen...shoot me a note if you have any luck with the melon.

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  5. oh, how awesome!!! they've got your number, for sure! :)

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  6. oohhhh this is so sweet!! i never thought of watermellon, i have mockingbirds in my yard, i will have to get some and try it!!

    you are right to spoil them, they bring us so much please!!!

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    1. Hope you have takers on the watermelon, Debbie. Have a great day!

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  7. Wonderful photos! They really are enjoying the fruit and the berries.

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    1. Thank you for dropping in and commenting, Gunilla. Have a wonderful day!

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  8. Beautiful bird, eating. Thanks Susan.

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    1. My pleasure, Bob. Thanks for dropping in.

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  9. What fun they are having with it....

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  10. This is so delightful, wonderful photos, and the birds must be ever so grateful. We always throw the watermelon rinds in the compost pile and something cleans them out overnight, but we haven't discovered who it is.

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    1. Probably a raccoon cleans your compost pile, Connie. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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  11. Great pictures - and the fruit is almost exactly what I had for breakfast!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  12. Then you had a tasty breakfast, Stewart :)

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  13. What a delightful post! The mockingbirds are like pets almost...they are there to entertain and delight, and you reward them richly! Who would have known they love watermelon and blueberries!

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment, Marie. Have a wonderful evening!

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