"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Northern Mockingbird

We have Northern Mockingbirds year round.  They are the only mockingbird native to North America and their ability to make different calls is legendary.  These photos are of a pair creating a nest in a dense shrub...







When nesting they are very territorial.  I observed this pair driving many birds from the vicinity of their nest site.  Videos of them attacking cats, dogs and humans can easily be found on You Tube.





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