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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 09:15 AM
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Lord I think the Mockingbirds are drunk this morning
We have Holly Trees on the north side of the house and the berries are plentiful but still green. The mockingbirds are insane this morning acting like a barrel full of monkeys if you will. I think they've been hitting the berries a little early this year.
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The Vinyl Ripper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 09:16 AM
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1. Thanks, I needed a laugh.. n/t
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 09:19 AM
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2. the mockingbird are in the berries again, surely not :-)
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poverlay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 09:19 AM
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3. Aren't they alway? I love it when they accidentally stagger into the window. You just know all
their friends are snickering and pointing.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 09:27 AM
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4. I have a bird bath
right outside my office window and they are putting on a show this morning. Eating berries, then drinking water? Lord I might have to wear a football helmet when I go outside.
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poverlay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 10:58 AM
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14. Lol. I used to think my grandparents were boring old fogies when they talked about the birds. Then
I realized how interesting and funny they are!
Good luck and for heaven's sake
Stay Safe!
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 09:38 AM
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6. "Hey man. Back off. I wanna do that."
Like cats when they fall off the table.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 09:34 AM
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5. I have a large polk plant
After the berries get overripe and are just beginning to smell a little like fermentation the mockingbirds attack it. Every year they wait until it reaches this stage of near wine like juice before they begin eating them. And every year they get drunk off their little feathered butts.

Then they hang out and sing their hearts out for the rest of the afternoon.

Hey, at least they're happy drunks. :P
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 09:43 AM
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7. I always let a pokeweed plant grow in my yard each year
for that very reason. It seems to be a favorite of the mockingbirds, cardinals and robins. I've never noticed them acting drunk, but maybe I just haven't been paying attention. Time to get out the old binoculars and watch that plant for a while.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 09:44 AM
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8. We thoroughly enjoy them
But one of the buckeroos was building a nest in our drain above the garage and would dive bomb anyone who came near it. We have a great supply of all kinds of birds. Its great to go outside early in the morning, sip a cup of coffee and just listen.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 09:46 AM
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9. Sounds great. Wish I could hear them! I love to listen to mockingbirds. nt
Edited on Fri Sep-07-07 09:47 AM by raccoon
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 09:56 AM
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10. lol, just listen to any other bird, since mockers mock them! (and trucks backing up)
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 09:57 AM
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11. A few years ago, before everybody started getting music downloaded
as their ringtones, there was a mockingbird near my place which imitated the electronic beep of a ringing cell phone. It was a little...disturbing.
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 09:58 AM
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12. I thought this was going to be a thread about the morning news anchors....
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 10:00 AM
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13. Argh, argh
Good and appropriate read. My only interest in TV this morning is the CBS affiliate in New Orleans is having their 50th anniversary poo-bah celebration and its interesting to look at real old pictures of their "mockingbirds."
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