Watching Mockingbirds

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My apartment balcony looks out on the pool area. I like to sit out there and watch birds, ducks landing in the pool, cats stalking birds. A week or so ago I started hearing a different, more high-pitched sound coming out from a palm tree closest to the balcony. Turns out a mockingbird built a nest in there, and little baby birds hatched. When I wasn't studying for my interview last weekend I was watching the parents get fruit from a nearby tree and bringing it back to the babies. It's so cool. The birds in the nest are quiet until one of the parents returns and then they scream their little heads off for food. It's beautiful. I managed to snap this picture of the papa bird flying back to the fruit tree. I'm going to miss this place.