Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mockingbird

This is our Northern Mockingbird. There is a bittersweet bush with a lot of berries in our yard. The Mockingbird is cool when it comes to the herd of House Sparrows that hang about, but if the Starlings come in, there is hell to pay. The Starlings have learned to come in fast, grab a couple of berries and leave.

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

5 comments:

Carol Mattingly said...

Steve, love this photo. I love bird photos although I seldom take any myself. I love the bush he's sitting on with the yellow leaves. Thanks. Carol

Janie said...

Beautiful closeup of the mockingbird. I love their varied song.

Chris said...

Superb shot Steve! I love the branch and the environment around him... The only mocking bird I've manage to see was in Chile, and I did not have any camera at the time :-(

Eve said...

Beautiful photo Steve. I had one of these guys right next to me about the same day you posted this photo, but as usual for me, I had no camera in hand! DUH!!!

A New England Life said...

Mockingbirds tend to think they are more like an Eagle than a backyard bird. Thankfully the starlings have been fairly rare since heading for warmer climate.

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