Yes, for Mom & Dad's visit in 1996 we indeed did tame a Mockingbird!
Feeding it walnuts from a ramekin and luring it inside our veranda.
Step by step, literally up the steps, past the threshold (that was the scariest moment!) and into the veranda onto the tiles.
Poor quality photo, but it still shows enough about the special bond.
Not only did a Mockingbird come inside, but also a Brown thrasher and a Squirrel!
Dad told us the first morning that he did not believe his eyes, he wanted to pinch himself for making sure he was not dreaming...
We were quite successful pulling this off with only a bit of practice for a couple of weeks.
Once we sat the door open and called them, they would come in.
Pieces of nut flying in all directions.
Since we have cats, of course we no longer could continue doing this!
For those in Europe that don't know a Mockingbird.
It is often also called the American Nightingale, as it has quite a repertoire, singing and mocking other song birds!
We love them, they're such happy singers.
Also love the Brown Thrashers, they're like gardeners and you can see specks of soil etc. literally flying when they search for worms and insects.
Hope you enjoyed this photo about one of our tamed Garden Critters!