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I love Mockingbirds. Growing up, we had a pair that would migrate through every spring, and would stay around our house for a few weeks...it was always a treat to get serenaded while working in the garden :-)
They do love an audience. When I'm in the garden one will often sit on a tree nearby and keep looking down to make sure I'm paying attention to his singing.In the summer they sing to the sunset, very nice.
Wonderful pictures of this sweet-looking bird :) We don't have them where I live but I will go and find a recording of their song to listen to right now!
They are great companions in the garden.You should find that they have a wide range of "songs" including car alarms, cell phones, and barking dogs.
Wonderful photographs, you really a re a skilled wildlife photographer. may i ask what camera you use?
Thank you, I enjoy working at it. The camera is a Canon EOS used with the telephoto lens. Mockingbirds are friendly with people and don't fly away as quickly, especially when beautyberries are available.
How wonderful is the age of digital photography? Some of us remember when it wasn`t this easy. Great shot !
It does make taking lots of photos easy and only pixels go to waste if they don't work. Retirement makes patience easier too.
Thank you Heather!
They sound like fun birds. We don't have them here either. Your pictues are wonderful as always. RETIREMENT? How did you do that at 29? Lottery win? Oil stirke in your former garden?
Very funny, outlaw!I'll need to look up the patterns of the mockingbird. They do head north in the summer and now I wonder where they go. They are great mimics and that includes many of the sounds of modern life.
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