Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Birds Of A Feather...

 flock together!!

I saw these beautiful Northern Mockingbirds at Lake of the Lilies, while I was "duck hunting"!
I was not having much "duck luck", so I turned the camera to the trees,
where there were a lot of birds flying around.

I heard the Mockingbird, before I saw it.
The Mockingbird is a familiar, gray, long tailed bird and an accomplished songster.

Female House Sparrow

Male House Sparrow

Female House Sparrow

Introduced from Old World, but now familiar across North America,
mainly because of it's affinity for people.
Seldom seen far from houses, 
it has flourished since its introduction to North America, first to New York City in the mid 19th century.
A very common bird we see year round here.


eileeninmd said...


Great captures of the Mockingbird and the Sparrows. Take care, enjoy your day!

Marie Smith said...

Two beauties! Great photos! I have never seen either of these birds. Thank you for sharing, Debbie.

Susie said...

I would love a mockingbird of my very own. LOL Oh those little sparrows, noisy things. But such company in winter. A tough bird, to be so tiny. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Boud said...

We have mockingbirds, which sing a lot of other birds' songs. You think you're in a crowd of birds then find it's one mocker!
Great pix as always. Our male house sparrows have black bibs, perhaps a different species.

Kim said...

I don't think I have seen photos of a mockingbird. I always think of the novel, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' when anyone mentions one. How, I would love to see one up close and hear it's song.

Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting to see a catbird here!

Brian King said...

Wonderful photos! The mockingbirds have been a bit scarce here lately, but there are a few House Sparrows around.

Debbie said...

hehehehe, i am sad to say, you will be waiting a bit while yet!!

LeAnn said...

Fantastic photos of the Mockingbird and also of the house Sparrows. I always love when you explain more about them.
Thanks for this one!
Blessings and hugs!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I miss our Florida mockingbirds! Another birds that doesn’t live on this side of the country!

Angie said...

Debbie - the mockingbird photos are outstanding! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Conniecrafter said...

bummer you couldn't find the ducks, but the birds kept you busy, those mockingbirds like to hang around here too!
the sparrows is what we have the most of though.

Lowcarb team member said...

Wonderful photographs.
Beautiful looking birds.

All the best Jan