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Sunday, June 29, 2003

Caught in the Act.

i can now identify the tomato patch terrorist -- a mockingbird. i saw it flying away with a nice, red cherry tomato in its beak.

given that mockingbirds tend to be territorial, i daresay this is the same bird that has also been plundering the fig tree. at least it's eating well.

this bird also provides us with occasional entertainment (between the frustration it causes by eating figs and tomatoes) -- several times in the last few days we've watched the mockingbird chase squirrels along the top of the back fence, actually plucking at the tails of the squirrels as they scurry away. ha.

Posted by Erica Bess Duncan in Edibles, Problems | Permalink