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Re: Mockingbird Behavior
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- Subject: Re: Mockingbird Behavior
- From: Suzie49@aol.com
- Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 12:06:26 EST
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Hello, Carolina birders. I'm reading the mockingbird post from my home
in New York.
I teach second grade and our class participates in Cornell's Project
Feederwatch. We have a mockingbird coming to our feeding station too. I've
maintained a feeding station at my school from September til June for 9 years
now. This is a first! The bird started coming about 2 weeks ago. It doesn't
make a daily appearance, but in the last week has become more regular.
Our mockingbird eats mostly from the tray feeder, where we put bread,
black oil sunflower seed, and sometimes donuts. Thursday, the mockingbird was
hanging from our donut basket, pecking away. We know it has eaten the bread
also. I'm not sure about the seed. We'll probably have to lower the tray
feeder before we can answer that.
We checked for the occurrance and frequency of the mockingbird in
other Feederwatch regions. It represents <10% of the reports from each of the
the 4 or 5 regions we checked, with all regions we checked reporting no more
than between one and two birds at a time, statistically that is.