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Northern Mockingbird

Posted on Nov 29, 2015

This is one small bird with a frightening gaze! Watch out for the Northern Mockingbirds (Mimus polyglottos), folks…even when they are not defending a nest and zooming at your head they certainly give off a scary vibe. I would not turn my back to this one. As long as it has some tasty food like those berries and some unfrozen water it will be content to stick out the winter in a given location. I don’t care what I’m imagining, that is not a happy expression…but I am happy they are such a successful species advancing northward in their territory.

Northern Mockingbird stare November SFP-7704

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator