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

  2. Great pictures. What a superb looking hawk.

  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!

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

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

  6. Great sighting of this handsome bird!

  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.

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

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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

  10. That's one brave mockingbird!


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