Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday - Mockingbirdittude

Earlier this year, I caught this Northern Mockingbird hanging out in the small vineyard near my office.  He was catching bugs, putting on a flight display and just generally having an attitude.  No one glares at you quite like a Mockingbird!
 
 
 
 
I see you, human, and I am not amused!
 

 
 
Perfecting a pose...


 
 
Stalking bugs from behind a grapevine...


 
 
Balancing on a wire while the breeze blows.


 
 
Shhh...I'm in stealth mode...


 
 
I can also do fluffy mode...
 

 
 
...which can very easily shift to "fluffy but with attitude" mode.
 

 
 
All right, you've annoyed me for the last time.  Feel the wrath of my laser stare and be gone with you!
 
Although the middle of the night singing of the overly hormonal young males can be annoying, for the most part, I love Mockingbirds.  It's fun to listen to all their different songs and noises and to see them so vigorously defending their nests.
 
KJ
 
 
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9 comments:

Findlay Wilde said...

It's a really handsome looking bird. Lots of attitude.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my goodness, your mockers do have a 'tude! Lovely pictures I think I remember you are in Texas -- that is where we saw our first mockingbirds -- they don't hang out in the Pacific Northwest! But now that we spend winters in Florida we see them quite often again, just as we did when we RVd in Texas.

EG CameraGirl said...

I very much like these birds. They tend to be quite friendly, actually, and I love to hear them sing.

Chris Rohrer said...

You gotta love their attitude:) Sometimes they can be downright rude and in your face!:)

mick said...

Great photos and I like the glare! That bird definitely has attitude!!

Margaret Adamson said...

A smart looking bird and great series of shots of it

marshaleith said...

wow- it is VERY good at glaring!!

Stewart M said...

What a great looking bird - and the caption on the first shot is just about perfect.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Stunning shots!!! And you're right about the glare you get from these birds.