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Rebecki

Mockingbirds in our bushes - advice

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Rebecki    0

We live in Dallas, Texas have Northern Mockingbirds in a large shrub that we want to remove from our landscaping. We love the birds in our yard and want to know when the best time (of year and of day) to remove it so we don't hurt them or any new babies. We aren't in a huge rush, so we can wait until the most optimal time. Any advice is welcome and thank you! 

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lonestranger    2662

Welcome to Whatbird, Rebecki. You're probably better off to leave the shrub until the fall when nesting season should be done. Some birds nest later than others and some birds lay a second or third clutch of eggs so if you're not in a rush, I'd suggest waiting until the fall. If the birds feed on berries or seeds from the shrub, you might want to let the birds harvest the crop before removing the shrub. As for the best time of day to remove the shrub, since you're in Texas, I'd suggest the coolest time of day. ;)

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