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:

orchid Miyako said...

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*

Karen said...

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

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

These photos are delightfully clear and detailed Eileen.

Birgitta said...

Lovely pictures of this cute bird.

A Quiet Corner said...

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

Nancy's Notes said...

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!

Mary Cromer said...

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...

✿ chica said...

Lindos e alegres!beijos,chica

DIMI said...

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...

EG CameraGirl said...

I love to hear them sing.

Lynne said...

So delicate, pewter soft and pretty . . .

Stewart M said...

A great bird, all in shades of grey.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

R. Mac Wheeler said...

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.

September Violets said...

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

George said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

i love these very vocal birds! beautiful photos!

Linda W. said...

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

Karen said...

What a sweet little bird, lovely shots!

Irma said...

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

Brian King said...

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

Betty Manousos said...

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

happy tuesday~

i linked to you today!
xoxo

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

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.

marilyn said...

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!

Sue said...

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

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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

Gail Dixon said...

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

Karen said...

Wonderful captures of the Mockingbird, Eileen!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

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!!

Our photos said...

Lovely bird !

Alexa T said...

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!

Pat said...

Beautiful shots. I love hearing them.

DeniseinVA said...

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

thewovenspoke said...

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

Stephanie said...

Great shots of this pretty bird.

Debbie said...

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!!

Jocee said...

A very handsome looking bird. Great photos!

Maria said...

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

pattisjarrett said...

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.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen great shots of this lovely little grey bird.

retriever said...

A wonderfull shot , sweet bird.
Greeting from Belgium.

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Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Mockingbird, excellent images Eileen.

Noushka said...

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

genie said...

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.

Roan said...

Very nice shots of this stern looking guy.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

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.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

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

islandwonder said...

Such good shots! The birds eyes are so crisp.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a handsome bird

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Helma said...

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

Linda Gross said...

Great shots; beautiful bird.

i stora drag said...

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

Ida said...

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

Carver said...

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

Ela said...

What w great pictures :)
Greetings

Chris Rohrer said...

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:)

Naquillity said...

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

diane b said...

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

Mama Zen said...

I adore mockingbirds!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos. Enjoy your day, Eileen!

NatureFootstep said...

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

Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

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

Rambling Woods said...

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

Liz said...

He's such a lovely bird!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

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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