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This is the little birdie that was always sticking his head way out. His mother came to feed him and he jumped out and hit the cement porch below head first. His mother just flew up to the telephone wire and looked down at him. I rushed over and tried to put him back in the nest but it looked like his neck was broken. He died in my hand. It was awful!!! I gave him a proper burial. I guess it would be hard being a nature photographer and not being able to interfere with destiny! Now there appears to be only 2 chicks left. My cat rushed over when she saw the chick fall but ratherthan go after it, she seemed as concerned as I was. She is very loving when it comes to birds for some reason and the mockingbirds seem to know that because they never bother her.

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Date: 7/10/03 2:57 PM

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