Tag: northern mockingbird

NonChalant vs Unnerved

This Red-shouldered hawk seems unaffected by the Northern Mockingbird’s attempt to run him out of the neighborhood. The Duck box is a preferred spot for the Hawk to sit for a spell. The other residents (Red-winged Blackbirds and friends) are very vocal about the… Continue Reading “NonChalant vs Unnerved”

Serious About Citrus

The Northern Mockingbird is a species that spends the winter here, and sticks around all summer to raise their young. They are a bird with a lot of character. During the deep freeze in February, they came up to the patio to drink from… Continue Reading “Serious About Citrus”

Rear Window

In the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock movie, Rear Window, Jimmy Stewart plays a photojournalist who recently broke his leg. To alleviate his boredom while confined to a wheelchair, he takes up peering out of his back window at his neighbors. When we first built our… Continue Reading “Rear Window”


During the heat of the summer, I frequently saw Northern Mockingbirds in several areas of our property. They became one of my favs because they were willing to stay still in one place while I honed my skills using a camera. It wasn’t unusual… Continue Reading “Mockingbird”

Can We Expect You?

While I was sitting at my desk, a Northern Mockingbird landed on the lights that I have strung across my office patio. I had never seen that before. I have observed Mockingbirds in nearly every corner of the property. During the summer season, they… Continue Reading “Can We Expect You?”

Good catch

Snap. Snap. Snap. Three images. A juvenile White-crowned Sparrow has sights on a different branch. The Mockingbird seems oblivious to his travels.


The weather hasn’t been as accommodating as it may have been. Rain, high winds and cold temperatures make it challenging to get out to see what’s happening with our avian friends. We were fortunate to get a couple of days of intermittent sun, and… Continue Reading “Birds”

Take Turns

Each day since we put up the feeding station in the Pond Meadow, I get the sense that more birds are feeling comfortable checking out this new option for resources. I recently posted photos of a Northern Mockingbird that took advantage of the fresh… Continue Reading “Take Turns”

Fresh Produce

Several weeks ago I hung an apple in a tree and lured Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Catbirds and House Finches in for a snack. When we put up a new feeding platform out in the Pond Meadow, I thought we might be able to satisfy the… Continue Reading “Fresh Produce”