Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Northern Mockingbird

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this weeks wild bird I am featuring the Northern Mockingbird. The Mockingbird is best known for mimicking the songs of other birds and insects. They are usually loud and will mimic songs in rapid succession.




Some information on the Northern Mockingbird, they eat both insects and fruits.


 They are medium sized and a long tail. Both males and females look alike. They are mostly grey with some white patches around their wings. They have yellowish eyes and a black beak..




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65 comments:

  1. Dearest Eileen;
    Oh, it must be a dream come true for me if I can hear Mockingbird's mimicking songs in rapid succession♡♡♡
    Wonderful scene of how the bird perched on the pine (maybe) leaves!

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  2. These are great shots Eileen. This bird is quite pretty.

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  3. These photos are delightfully clear and detailed Eileen.

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  4. Lovely pictures of this cute bird.

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  5. Eileen, a fellow birder and I were just talking about them at the gym!!!...:)JP

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  6. Eileen, what wondrous shots! I have to say, I love mocking birds, they are truly captivating and I love to hear them! Ahhh, just love birds, all birds too!

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  7. Very nice presentation for Mockingbirds Eileen. I think they are so beautiful and also quite brazen in their action toward other birds, dogs and humans...

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  8. Ηello Eileen!!
    What a beautiful bird!!Wonderful pictures!Great shots!I like the pictures with the bird sitting on the pine leaves!Wish you a happy week!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  9. So delicate, pewter soft and pretty . . .

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  10. A great bird, all in shades of grey.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  11. They are year-round residents of these parts. Interesting birds. Very territorial. Not the most beautiful in plumage, but they far make that up with their music. Supreme indeed.

    Love 'em.

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  12. I saw a mockingbird once at a children's playground. I could hear it's weird singing over the noise of all the kids around and couldn't place the sound. I finally saw the bird and took some photos of him and ID'd him when I got home. A special sighting for me. I love the shots you have taken of this particular bird ... he's a beauty. Wendy x

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  13. You got some marvelous portraits here. The detail is wonderful.

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  14. i love these very vocal birds! beautiful photos!

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  15. Nice photos! You really captured this bird's expressions well.

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  16. What a sweet little bird, lovely shots!

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  17. What a great photo's, Eileen.
    The second picture is really sublime.
    Greetings Irma

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  18. Nice photos! We see them more during the winter than summer.

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  19. such glorious bird photos! great tetails too.
    you are so lucky to have such visitors.

    happy tuesday~

    i linked to you today!
    xoxo

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  20. We saw this bird while in WV on vacation recently and I wasn't sure what it was. Now I have to identify the black and white bird with a long tail that we also saw. Wonderful photos.

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  21. Oh..the Mockingbird...I love to see them in flight with their grey, black and white wing and tail patterns. There is one here that sings at night. Great photos!

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  22. Hi Eileen-what wonderful birds.
    I haven't "seen" one, but I'm sure I've heard one. You got some nice shots.
    Enjoy the day

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  23. Lovely pictures -- these birds sing our morning wake-up alarm all spring long here in Florida. And I love that!

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  24. Beautiful images of the mockingbird. You got this one in some pretty surroundings. :)

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  25. Wonderful captures of the Mockingbird, Eileen!

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  26. Yeah - a bird I know - almost too well!! Florida's state bird is the mocking bird!! They built a nest outside our bedroom window 2 years ago and for a week - the mocking bird was singing, yacking or fussing about something all night long!! After the first night - I'd send Danny out to smack the bush!! I don't know what her problem was - but she almost got her neck rung!!

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  27. Lovely shots... and hearing melodies - in there - it must be fantastic!! Till I'll go to the nearest forest, I'll have to be thankful with the birds from local park... because of a bad luck, so often I lose the chance to take a photo to some critters - mostly birds in rapid movement - (my camera is so tricky, so slow when is alert speed around and cannot focus on a subject). But I'll go on with improving the photo skills of nature details, aspects, so on. I'm truly inspired by your posts related to nature! Have a sunny day of wednesday!

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  28. Beautiful shots. I love hearing them.

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  29. Marvelous photos Eileen. I saw my first Eastern Towee today Eileen. No photos though but it was exciting :)

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  30. Oh how I love Mockingbirds! We have one who just keeps on singing every morning, I would rather hear them than traffic.

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  31. Great shots of this pretty bird.

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  32. oohhh Eileen, these images are beautiful, they look especially pretty in the evergreens!!

    They are in my area but never visit my yard, I'm not sure why!!

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  33. A very handsome looking bird. Great photos!

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  34. Wow, you got real good frontal shots of it; they're not easy!

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  35. Love mockingbirds! I started buying "no mess" (hulless) seed for a covered platform feeder, and there were two mockingbirds there together. I guess our fella has found a girl already. He's not singing nearly as much as he did last year. She must be keeping him busy.

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  36. Hi Eileen great shots of this lovely little grey bird.

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  37. A wonderfull shot , sweet bird.
    Greeting from Belgium.

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  38. Beautiful Mockingbird, excellent images Eileen.

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  39. Great looking little guy!
    He seems very serious and determined! LOL!!
    Keep well Eileen!

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  40. These are what I would call bird portraits...from the front...amazing. Would love to walk out one day and hear one singing away. Don’t guess we get them in our part of the country.

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  41. Very nice shots of this stern looking guy.

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  42. i am always amazed how they stay on the tops of trees like that ... birds are so amazing. cool too! ( :

    are you familiar with Anne of Green Gables movies? i keep telling my mom that i hear the bird from that movie in our yard. but not clue how to begin to look it up. the tune is gorgeous. i love it when he/she comes around. i look forward to it daily.

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  43. Really wonderful this cute gray bird in the tree. Fantastic photos !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  44. Such good shots! The birds eyes are so crisp.

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  45. I love the mockingbird!! I could listen to the mockingbird song for hours and hours. And I have :)

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  46. A very special bird with a beautiful light color.
    Also great information
    Dear greetings Helma

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  47. Thanks for information and such nice photos of this bird! :)
    Greetings Pia

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  48. Very nice shots of the Mockingbird. I love the 2nd one and the soft gray color of this birds feathers.

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  49. Great shots of the mockingbird. I've always enjoyed the ones where I live.

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  50. What w great pictures :)
    Greetings

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  51. I love when the Mockingbirds start singing by our bedroom window at 5 in the morning. I'm up of course, but my other half isn't. And that is hilarious.....ooooooh the torture:)

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  52. great images... i love the mockingbird. it's definitely a loud bird but beautiful. hope all is well. have a great day~

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  53. Thanks for this info. I never knew what a Mockingbird looked like although I have heard of them before.

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  54. Beautiful photos. Enjoy your day, Eileen!

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  55. it´s beautiful but seems smaller then I remember them from CR.

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  56. Hi Eileen, I love mockingbirds and I adore your photos. The bird looks almost alive and I could almost hear it chirping. Really beautiful.

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  57. Oh Eileen, I would love to hear a mocker, but they haven't visited here yet.... Great photos... Michelle

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  58. He's such a lovely bird!

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  59. Hi Eileen, mockingbirds are amazing creatures! I love to listen to them. We have a few at our farm and they always make me smile with their borrowed songs.

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