As I was taking photos this morning, a Mockingbird surprised me by landing very near me. I snapped a photo very quickly before the bird could move. This drew disapproval. A moment later, another Mockingbird joined her, and I suspected they wanted to know if I had something in my grocery bags for them. But now that I have been examining the photos, I wonder if they actually had a young bird hidden somewhere and I came too close. I can’t know, of course, but it was wondrous that they came so close to me! Now looking at the pictures, I can see that they were not very happy about things. Maybe it was the camera, or the fact that it was a chill wind, or that I had nothing to throw them…..