Saturday, April 11, 2015

Of Hawks and Mockingbirds, April 11, 2015

Lee county, Mississippi, USA, April 5, 2015

Last Sunday's skies were overcast, but when I saw this Hawk on a highway sign I decided to try to get a photo. 


To my great surprise a Mockingbird attacked the Hawk!  I know Mockingbirds aggressively defend their territory, but I had never before seen one challenge a Hawk.


 I guess we know who is 'King of the Hill' now!

Have a Great Week-end!



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12 comments:

  1. Great series! The Hawk is cool and the Mocker is the brave one.. Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

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  2. Great pictures. What a superb looking hawk.

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  3. It looks like the mockingbird was pretty effective in taking over the sign post. And the hawk is so much bigger and a raptor!

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  4. hawks surelt can steal mocking bird babies makes me so sad

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  5. Oh my goodness, beautifully captured Lea. Great photos!

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  6. Great sighting of this handsome bird!

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  7. Oh yes....I've read that even the mockingbirds will attack humans if too close to their nesting territory, so this doesn't surprise me.

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  8. Nice shots - I really like watching these crazy braze birds when that take on birds of prey.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  9. An amazing capture! A little heroe! :)

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  10. That's one brave mockingbird!

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