Baby mockingbirds chirp away in South Austin

Mockingbird babies in a South Austin bird house (Trey de Guzman/ReportIt)
Mockingbird babies in a South Austin bird house (Trey de Guzman/ReportIt)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s four happy chirpers in South Austin.

Trey de Guzman sent in the video via ReportIt, saying these little guys are the Texas state bird: the northern mockingbird.

“It’s one of my old bird houses that I made when I bought my house,” said de Guzman.

He says building bird houses is one of his hobbies when he’s off from work.

“And I put [a] different logo of any university in front of the bird house and give it as a gift for birthdays, weddings and many more,” said de Guzman. “Every time the baby birds leave their house, I start cleaning the inside and get it ready for the next family.”

In addition to the bird houses hanging on his oak trees, there are also bird feeders hanging so that the bird parents can get their seeds easily enough and feed their babies.

“I just enjoy hearing them chirping and watching them,” said de Guzman. “I see the mama and papa go back and forth to feed their babies, and hearing them chirping is like music to my ears.”

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