Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WBW - Mockingbirds, March 10-11, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday, ABC Wednesday, and Outdoor Wednesday


Wild Bird Wednesday
Northern Mockingbird
February 24, 2015, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA

The Northern Mockingbird's scientific name, Mimus polyglottos, means many-tongued mimic.  They are excellent imitators of other bird's songs.  Their range covers much of the United States and the extreme southeastern parts of Canada.

Northern Mockingbird

They can be found in residential areas, parks, and open country with thickets. For nesting they build a cup of sticks and weed stems in a bush or low tree.  They usually raise 2 or 3 broods per season.

 








They eat insects, worms, spiders, fruit, frogs, lizards, and small snakes.  You can attract Mockingbirds by planting berry-producing plants, providing water, and hanging suet feeders.


ABC Wednesday
I is for Inclement: cold, wet


I think inclement is too mild a term for last Thursday's sleet that covered the ground with a solid sheet of ice.  Businesses and schools were closed.  Thankfully it began to melt the next day.






Our dog loved it!  She would roll over on her back, wiggling back and forth to slide around on the ice.  It was so funny to watch!

Prentiss county, Mississippi, March 5, 2015
 












Outdoor Wednesday
Hardin county, Tennessee, USA








I saw this interesting bird house near the Tennessee River.

Have a wonderful day!


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15 comments:

  1. Hello Lea, wonderful shots on the Mockingbird.. I love your cute dog! And the boat bird house is cool. Have a great day!

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  2. Wonderful images of this bird. Love your dog

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  3. What a perfect neat little bird. Reminds me of a Quaker, all in gray. Your dog is a real hoot.

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  4. Lovely sharp images of the Mockingbird.

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  5. Lovely shots of the Mockingbird, the inclement weather didn't bother the dog!
    Great shots,

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  6. I have never seen this bird here...would be fun or hear one...

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  7. We do hear the mockingbirds here in Texas. Great pictures. Aren't dogs funny when they roll around in the snow?

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  8. Lovely mockingbird photos posted this week. Your dog is precious!
    JM, IL

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  9. I've always loved mockingbirds for their many songs! You gor some great photos. Also, so cute of the dog in the snow!

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  10. Wonderful shots of the Mockingbirds!

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  11. Every late spring, mockingbirds come back to our yards. For two years, one mockingbird attacks our Molly the Cat whose doing nothing but laying in her favorite spot. Other than that, I like mockingbirds.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  12. "inclement" is such a kind word!
    ROG, ABCW

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  13. Fantastic pictures. That really is an unusual birdhouse.

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  14. That is an interesting bird house! That pooch is too cute:)

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  15. What a beautiful bird! Almost all of our snow has melted over the past week with above-normal temps for March.

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