Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mockingbirds, November 12, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday
Mockingbird perched atop a metal sculpture, September 2013

The Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos, is known for its ability to mimic other bird songs.  Occasionally you may hear one mimicking a dog's bark, a rooster's crow, or other sounds common in its territory.  During the breeding season, males sing constantly to attract females and to proclaim their territory. They aggressively defend their young, diving at people, cats and anything else they see as a threat.

October 2014

They are year-round residents of the southeastern United States.  Their diet consists of berries, insects, spiders, worms, etc.  You can attract them by filling feeders with suet, raisins, apple slices or bread, and providing a source of water. 

Outdoor Wednesday
October 22, 2014, Lawrenceburg, TN, USA

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13 comments:

  1. That last shots looks like a lovely river and the Mockingbird shots are lovely

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  2. Lovely shots of the Mockingbird and the peaceful river scene.

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  3. Love the bird pictures! Have a great day.

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  4. I don't remember now, but the other day one was out in the yard and it was making another animal sound.....

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    1. Hello Ramona
      Do you still have all those lovely kitty-cats? I would not be surprised to hear a mockingbird "meow" at your house!
      Have a great day!
      Lea

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  5. They look harmless and quite cute...but, you just never know with wild kingdom parents do you? Some small hawks and the red winged blackbirds around here are pretty fierce in the spring and summer too....

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  6. I have had a mockingbird attack my head before and it was not pleasant! One of her babies had fallen out of the nest and into a parking lot and I was trying to rescue it. I had to walk away and hope for the best.

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  7. Beautiful photos! I love the view of the river.

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  8. I especially enjoyed seeing the photo of the creek or river. It looks so peaceful!

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  9. pretty bird and lovely stream photo

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