Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Winter Mockingbird





 1/250 f/10 ISO 640

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

29 comments:

Marja said...

wow what a pretty little thing
He sits still nicely for you

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Cute snaps Brian- I really love that top one!

Jan n Jer said...

All puffed out to keep warm...pretty bird!

Karen said...

Gorgeous shots of this little beauty!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

He is really puffed up to stay warm. I love having mockingbirds around, singing their songs for me.

TexWisGirl said...

love these birds! really like the backdrop of the first shot - the color is marvelous.

the last pic is rather like the famous 'mad bluebird' shot. :)

MTWaggin said...

Nice captures indeed! There will be spring plumage before you know it...saw the juncos here yesterday with their new colors on!

Debbie said...

love the stare down, last image. it looks small, ours appear larger. perhaps it's just the picture!!

TheChieftess said...

Another cutie!!! Love the full frontal!!!

Nancy J said...

The full face view, I can imagine words from that solemn look. Wonderful photos, each one. Cheers from Jean

HansHB said...

Great photos of this cute bird, Nice to see!
Well done!

Renae at simple sequins said...

Brian! All of these photographs are excellent. I really enjoyed the last, straight-on shot. You really don't get to see that view of a bird all that often. It is always a side view. Great job, great captures!

Carletta said...

Beautiful shots! He's only gray but I think a very pretty bird.

We are like minded today in our posts. :)

mick said...

Beautiful bird and great photos.

eileeninmd said...

Brian, awesome shots of the Mockingbird. The last one is cool, he looks mad.

DeniseinVA said...

Great shots of the mockingbird. That last one made me smile.

Ken Schneider said...

Looks a bit chilly! Very nice series!

Kerri said...

Outstanding captures! That last shot shows his personality perfectly!

Faye said...

In that second photo first time to ever see the feathering out over the legs like a dance tutu. This is a very clean, crisp marked bird. The background for your shots emphasized this clean beauty.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Such grand images of the Mockingbird. I love them and these birds display such a strength that I admire during nesting season. We have one that has pretty much guarded and eaten all of the fruit from a Crabapple tree this past Winter.
I will be in Lexington at the Horse Park Museum on 21 st, weather permitting~

bailey-road.com said...

Great series of one of my favorite birds!

Amy Burzese said...

Great! Mockingbirds would be easy for me if I tried. They are a-plenty around my place.

Sharon Wagner said...

I feel like I'm closer to the birds in your photos than I could ever be in real life. Stunning.

CabinGirl said...

What a beautifully marked bird. Great captures, Brian!

Andee said...

I love the last picture. He is like enough already. Hee hee. Too cute.

Andrea said...

Maybe because he is puffed up to keep warm, he looks very different from ours ... Ours are slimmer, longer and have a long tail that they bob. But, that said ... Oh so awesome. Love the last shot ... looks like the famous Angry Blue Bird picture without the angry. Love it Brian ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful shots of the mockingbird, Brian!

Wally Jones said...

Nice series!
You can tell the bird is cold - even made me feel cold!
Superb quality.

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures. I like the one where the bird is staring down the barrel of the lens.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW- Stewart M - Melbourne