Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Mockingbirds and Herons, December 9, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday, Wednesday Waters and Sky Watch Friday

Wild Bird Wednesday
Northern Mockingbird, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, November 26, 2015

Northern Mockingbirds, Mimus polyglottos, can be found in most parts of the United States. They are known for their ability to mimic other bird's songs. Mockingbirds like to perch on the highest point of the landscape, and they vigorously defend their territory.

Northern Mockingbird, Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA, November 25, 2015
They eat a wide variety of insects, fruits and berries. It is usually the male that builds a rough nest of twigs, and the female finishes it with a lining of soft plant material. They raise two or three broods a year, and both parents feed the young birds.

Wednesday Waters
Tennessee River, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, November 26, 2015
Thursday, November 26th, was a gorgeous day to visit the river - sunny blue skies with a good breeze blowing. We walked along the concrete walkway that slopes down from the parking lot to the edge of the river.

Great Blue Heron
There were several Herons flying around, swooping down, attempting to grab fish out of the water. A lot of fun to watch!

Tennessee River, Pickwick Tennessee, USA, December 7, 2015
When we were there again almost two weeks later, we were very surprised to see that the water level was so high that it covered the end of the walkway!

Hope you are having a beautiful day!

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  1. Pretty captures of the Mockingbird and the GB heron. Enjoy your day!

  2. Lovely shots of the flying heron, Lea.

  3. Wonderful pictures of these lovely birds, my friend.

  4. I like the Mockingbird. It is nice. Great shots of it. :)

  5. Herons are one of my favorite birds. Your mockingbird photos are wonderful! Thank you for visiting my blog. It is nice to meet you.

  6. You have great lighting in these photos Lea, super shots.

  7. There is nothing like a great blue heron to me. I love seeing pictures of them. I have only seen one, but that was a treat I will never forget. Lovely shots as always.


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