Friday, July 20, 2012

Of Mockingbirds and Tractors

I've been mowing pastures for the past couple of days. I'm so happy that we are no longer in drought, but I'm back to mowing. A lot.

Yesterday and today, I noticed a mockingbird hanging around my tractor.
Photograph of the Northern Mockingbird

I thought this was rather odd because it is widely known here in Texas that mockingbirds prefer Kuboda tractors:

and, of course, I have a John Deere tractor:

My curiosity got the best of me, so I started looking around the tractor for a nest. To my surprise, when I flipped the seat forward, this is what I saw:

The mother mockingbird was waiting patiently while I took this picture. I am hopeful that she will successfully hatch her brood.

1 comment:

Greg Finke said...

There is something amazing and holy about this. "The Lord watches over even the sparrow."