Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

His animated behavior brought my attention to this Northern Mockingbird perched in a well clipped hedge. He seemed to have an itch and something to say.

Zoom in on this first image to see the papillae or spines on the roof of his mouth, something I rarely see in my bird photographs.

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird

He was not at all concerned that I was watching.

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird

All fluffed up after his scratching episode this fellow looks like a youngster. It was the last day of October and the references say Mockingbirds can have up to three broods a year.

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird

Finally, he struck a Mockingbird pose then went about his business down the hedge.

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird

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