With a twinkle in its eye, this young mockingbird eyes the ripe green cluster of grapes. When the grapes are ripe, that is the time to set up a relationship. The symbol of grapes represents a joyous fellowship.
It is known that if a bird eats enough grapes, the bird will take on a state of being intoxicated. Hmmm!!! Is this what it takes to build up the nerve to do the ritual mating dance, spreading its feathers, spreading its wings, and stepping cautiously to support balance. Day and night the mockingbird is heard doing vocal imitations of other birds. All for a joyous fellowship.
In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird”, the mockingbird symbolizes innocence.
Photo by: Richard Smith