Mississippi State Bird


The mockingbird has invaded. I know there are plenty in my yard, but I've never seen them in front of the camera before. Just this weekend though, I got a whole series of this guy. I'm actually not super fond of this bird. They can be quite aggressive and territorial. I hope he doesn't chase away my other friends from the feathered squad (tm Stockholm by Pixels).

14 comments:

Olivier said...

il est tres beau cet oiseau, belle prise photographique

Kate said...

A nuisance or not, you captured him beautifully!

Abe Lincoln said...

My son used to live in Jupiter and the mockingbird there would chase away their dogs and cats. They were always being buzzed by this one bird.

You got a good shot of this one.

B SQUARED said...

I'll gladly send you some of those I have in my yard.

Jacob said...

Beautiful shot, Halcyon. We had a lot of mocking birds in our yard at the house, too. But we also had bluejays and cardinals and I didn't think the mockingbirds were bothersome.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» didn't know the mockingbird was the state bird for Mississippi. Texas and Florida also call the Mockingbird their state bird. You are certainly right about their ability to be territorial and aggressive!

Lois said...

The mockingbird is the Florida state bird too! I have quite a few of them and I love hearing them sing in the morning. They don't seem to bother any of the birds in my yard, but I have been buzzed by them before and they can hit pretty hard on the head! This has only happened when I have gotten to close to one of their nests.

Lisa @ The Cooking Bride said...

NOT a fan of our state bird either. Both myself and my pets have all been attacked by these little pains-in-the-arse.

VP said...

A fine 'portrait' against an enviable blue sky...

los angeles suburbia daily photo said...

Nice capture of the bird, evoking mood and beauty.


I'm not a fan of them, either, not only due to the fact they are territorial, but they are extremely noisy at the most inconvenient times.

cieldequimper said...

Joli, j'adore son oeil.

Jill said...

They're not too bad. They have a lot of personality!

eonyc said...

When my family was in Oklahoma, we had one mopckingbird that would swoop down and buzz us as we'd come and go into our house. Apparently there was a nest in the tree in our front yard--they are NOT afraid of anything! Noisy, too, but still pretty to see.

Per Stromsjo said...

Good to see that the squad is represented everywhere! :)