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Mockingbirds

Sunday, June 03, 2012

This is one bird I enjoy. They are always singing away, or imitating another bird.
It's funny to hear them squawk like a Scrub Jay. I was going to write a bit of info on the bird, but I found this link that has a lot of interesting information that will be at the bottom of the page. Some of the Mockingbirds that cooperated for me.


It's funny. The article says Mockingbirds do not prefer Pine Trees, but I see this Mockingbird in ours now and then.


Our tree in the backyard


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No
rthern_Mockingbird


I couldn't resist. One of my favorite songs!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
4WM_R-6AKHE
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FUTUREHOPE49 6/7/2012 10:16AM

    What a handsome bird! Not like I expected at all. Thank you for the links. Love the song.
Hugs Ellen

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EVWINGS 6/6/2012 11:41PM

    Once more - lovely pictures. I have watched them, but never seen them as upclose as your pictures present them. I never tried talking to them. I'll have to let DH know as he is the talker in the family!! Thanks for the info.

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CHERIRIDDELL 6/6/2012 11:33PM

    This is lovely Jean!

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NISSANGIRL 6/6/2012 6:01AM

    Thanks for posting, I have heard them but have never seen one, they are adorable!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PSMITH3841 6/5/2012 11:09AM

    We have a few Mockingbirds in our neighborhood...I love to hear them sing too. The ones we have here are very aggressive...they will attack the neighborhood cats...especially during nesting...but I think they sometimes just do it for fun! We sit on our porch and watch the antics...the cats are always ducking for cover and seem to cower every time they hear a screech!

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JAMER123 6/4/2012 1:03AM

    Great pictures! We don't have them here although I do recognize them. Fun links!! Thanks! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LISALGB 6/3/2012 9:42PM

    Great pictures and a great song!!

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SUSIEPH1 6/3/2012 6:24PM

    Hi Jeannie!! Loved the bird and the links ...
You are awesome !
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SWDESERTLOVER 6/3/2012 4:18PM

    Great Pics! My sister has a nest of Mockingbird babies in her back yard, but she said every time she tries to look at them the parents dive bomb here - LOL. She said they were even after an owl one night. Just trying to protect their babies!

Cindy

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OLDERDANDRT 6/3/2012 3:35PM

    I love Mockingbirds! When the other birds seem to be closed mouthed, the Mockingbird sings all their songs and keeps a smile on my face!! emoticon

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IRISHMUM3 6/3/2012 1:46PM

    They used to dive bomb my dog in the back yard, but now all parties seem to have made a truce.

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W5VEOTX 6/3/2012 1:39PM

    If you are good at whistling you can talk to them. They repeat your sounds quite well.

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TWEETYKC00 6/3/2012 11:26AM

    Such cute little feather babies.

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BLESSED2BEME 6/3/2012 11:24AM

    I've never seen one. You are so great at identifiying birds. I see a bird and very seldom, unless it is a commonly known one, am able to tell which bird it is. You bless us with your love for them. Thank you!

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AVANDREA_ 6/3/2012 10:17AM

    Awesome close ups, and loved the song!!! Thank you

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TILLIEBEE 6/3/2012 9:14AM

    We have a family of them in our yard and I LOVE THEM TOO!!!!!!!

They are full of personality! (and sometimes sassy mouths.)

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HELEN_BRU 6/3/2012 9:13AM

    I guess when it's sung as well as that, it's one of mine too! Thanks for the pictures. Lovely!

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MIMMICA 6/3/2012 8:54AM

    Great pictures! I have cardinals that visit my yard -- I've snapped dozens of photos of them. The female always stays hidden in the trees, but the male is more than happy to strike a pose for me.

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IDLETYME 6/3/2012 7:46AM

    Great pictures - and Wow! I haven't heard that song for years - loved it!!! emoticon emoticon

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CCASKEY37 6/3/2012 7:20AM

    excellent pictures

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Q8PRINCESS 6/3/2012 5:15AM

    Oh wow, never saw a mocking bird before

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