Friday, March 25, 2011

Northern Mockingbird is a beauty

Our first sighting of a Northern Mockingbird at our feeder was on January 8th of this year.  Since then, he (or she) has been returning intermittently, much to our delight.  This bird is so graceful and expressive, and I love those yellow eyes.  We've been told that they sing beautifully at night and we're looking forward to that.
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The other day, I saw him pecking at the apple that I cut up and tossed out the back door.  Now that I know he's a fruit eater, he'll be getting lots more!

Both images captured with my Nikon D300s and my Nikkor 17-200 mm F/2.8 VRII lens.  Shot at ISO400 at f/3.5 for 1/320s.   

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1 comment:

  1. Hello Dude,

    The Northern mockingbird is the only mockingbird commonly found in North America. This bird is mainly a permanent resident, but northern birds may move south during harsh weather. They eat mainly insects in summer, but switch to eating mostly fruit in fall and winter. Thanks for sharing this type of nice idea with us......

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