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Mockingbird ~ Day 145

I managed to capture the back side of this Mockingbird in my backyard. I was out watering the birds and there he was perched on the bird pole. Mockingbirds are around all spring and summer. I also see them in the winter. This bird’s famous song, with its varied repetitions and artful imitations, is heard all day during nesting season (and often all night as well). Very common in towns and cities, especially in southern areas, the Mockingbird often seeks insects on open lawns. When running in the open it may stop every few feet and partly spread its wings, flashing the white wing patches. 

Mockingbirds are bold in defense of their nests, attacking cats and even humans that venture too close. I have actually been chased by a mockingbird! I got too close to the nest. They are amazing as they imitate the sounds of other birds. That is how this bird got its name. There have been many times I thought I heard a bluebird or a cardinal only to find out it was the mockingbird. Pretty amazing talent.

Photo ©CarolDM2018

365 Photos Challenge and I am on Day 145.

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Written by Carol DM

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