Sunday June 30th 2013 Tim Candler
As darkness arrived, I was unable to determine with
any kind of certainty whether the Northern Mockingbird was pecking at
Firefly. There were large numbers of Firefly rising, and one
of the Northern Mockingbirds was rushing around, excited by something in
the cut grass. And it's possible he was merely just showing off
his gathering skills to an invisible other.
I have assumed that Mockingbirds
do not see well in poor light. An assumption based upon their stubbornness
at roost. He'll sit in his tree and chortle an advisory if you get close,
but he'll not fly away unless he really has to. Then if he does decide to
fly in poor light, his flying is accompanied by a commotion that I'll
describe as 'embarrassing and very uncoordinated.'